KLAUS DIBIASI is One in A Thousand !!!
Klaus DiBiasi, ISHOF Honoree and triple Olympic
medalist is special. He is One in a Thousand!
When asked why he wanted to join the
International Swimming Hall of Fame’s One in A Thousand Club, DiBiasi said, “ What I remember most about the
Hall of Fame is the first time I came to compete in the early 1970’s and the
important people who really showed a big friendship to all of us. I feel
a huge gratitude to all of them who really stepped in for our sport, and
organized the International Hall of Fame Diving Meet so we could come to Fort
Lauderdale all those years.
I remember my induction in 1981 and then again in
2006 for the induction of my father, Carlo “Papà” DiBiasi. The museum is a wonderful historical contribution to the sport of swimming and diving worldwide. With the induction ceremonies of the famous divers and swimmers every year, the Hall of Fame is the most famous water
sport historical collection in the world.
All this is why I am proud to be One in a Thousand, and
give back to help keep this fantastic project alive. I am anxious
to return when the new pool construction will permit competition again in this
Join Klaus in the One in a Thousand Club by helping ISHOF on a monthly or
Klaus DiBiasi. No other
man or woman has won an Olympic diving title in three consecutive Olympic
Games. He very nearly won four, missing
the first of what would have been four consecutive 10-meter platform titles by
1.04 points to Bob Webster (USA) at the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games. This Austro-Italian from Bolzano, Italy was
king of the tower from 1964 through his retirement in 1976. He was coached by his father, Carlo, fondly
known as “Papa”, and Olympian himself, 1936 Olympics. Klaus succeeded his father as National Coach when
he retired after his third gold medal in Montreal.
first two FINA World Aquatic Championships, in 1973 and 1975 he won four medals,
two gold on the platform and two silver on the springboard. Klaus was a three-time European Champion,
twice on the platform and once on the springboard. Nationally DiBiasi won 11
platform and seven springboard titles. DiBiasi
was named Platform Diver of the Year nine times.
DiBiasi and the Italian
team were staples at ISHOF’s International/Can-Am-Max Meet in Fort
Lauderdale. They came every year in the
1970’s until Klaus retired. DiBiasi returned
to Fort Lauderdale in 1981, when he was inducted into the International
Swimming Hall of Fame as an Honor Diver.
Klaus DiBiasi is “One in
Swimming Hall of Fame wants to know if you are One in a Thousand? We think
you are! Show how special you are and become a member of the
International Swimming Hall of Fame’s “One In
A Thousand” Club.
Help keep the International Swimming Hall of Fame moving forward toward a new
vision and museum by joining now!
these unprecedented times, the ISHOF Board is calling on every member in the
aquatic community to make a small monthly commitment of support to show how
special you are and how special the International Swimming Hall of Fame is to
goal is simple. If we get 1,000 people to simply commit $10, $25 or $50 per
month, we will generate enough revenue to go beyond this Covid-19 Pandemic
Crisis.” – Bill Kent – Chairman of the ISHOF Board
that believe in our vision, mission, and goals can join us in taking ISHOF into
the future and be a part of aquatic history.” – Brent
Rutemiller – CEO and President of ISHOF
1965, ISHOF has been the global focal point for recording and sharing the
history of aquatics, promoting swimming as an essential life-skill, and
developing educational programs and events related to water sports. ISHOF’s
vision for the future is to build a new museum and expand its reach by offering
its museum artifacts digitally through a redesigned website.
ISHOF Board of Directors is calling on all members of the aquatics community to
make a small monthly commitment to show their dedication to aquatics and how
special the International Swimming Hall of Fame is to everyone.
About ISHOF Take a Virtual Tour
International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF) museum opened its doors to the
public in December of 1968 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. That same year, the
Fédération Internationale de Natation (FINA) – the governing body for Olympic
aquatic sports – designated the ISHOF museum as the “Official Repository for
Aquatic History”. In 2018, Sports Publications Inc, publisher
of Swimming World Magazine and its multi-media platforms,
merged with ISHOF to expand the museum’s reach and impact. Today, ISHOF’s
vision is to be the global focal point for recording and sharing the history of
aquatics, promoting swimming as an essential life-skill, and developing
educational programs and events related to water sports. Show your
support for the sport of swimming by becoming a member of ISHOF.
ISHOF Vision Statement
To be the global focal point for recording and sharing the history of aquatics,
promoting swimming as an essential life-skill, and developing educational
programs and events related to water sports.
ISHOF Mission Statement
To collaborate with aquatic organizations worldwide to preserve, educate and
celebrate history, showcase events, share cultures, and increase participation
in aquatic sports.
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