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Diving great Greg Louganis to marry paralegal Johnny Chaillot in fall

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NEW YORK -- Former Olympic diving champion Greg Louganis plans to get married this fall.

People magazine says the 53-year-old Louganis will marry paralegal Johnny Chaillot.

The four-time gold medalist is the only man to win consecutive Olympic titles in springboard and platform diving - in 1984 at Los Angeles and 1988 at Seoul.

After his diving career ended, Louganis revealed he was gay in 1994 and announced he was HIV-positive a year later.

Louganis is helping Olympic hopefuls as an athlete mentor for USA Diving. He's also been featured as a coach on ABC's reality diving competition "Splash."

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Congratulations to both you and Johnny, Greg! Your own inspiring story helped me become close with my own father 20 years ago. We had not communicated much for about a decade after coming out to my family in 1983, but thankfully had two years of a very close relationship prior to his death in December of 1995. I will be forever grateful for your example of courage, my virtual friend ...

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