According to foxsports.com, Mark Lenzi passed away on Monday after being hospitalized for 2 weeks in Greenville, N.C., due to a several fainting spells.
Lenzi, a former Indiana University diver, claimed the gold medal for the United States in Barcelona in 1992 and coached the men’s and women’s team at East Carolina University between 2009 and 2011.
He was awarded as the NCAA Diver of the Year in both 1989 and 1990, and he ruled over 3 diving disciplines – 1-meter, 3-meter and platform – in 1989.
After winning gold title in the 3-meter springboard in Barcelona, Mark Lenzi had a comeback at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, where he grabbed the bronze medal.
In a steament released by Indiana University, Lenzi is mnetioned as the winner of 18 international contests and as the first U.S. diving athlete to top the podium at the Pan American Games on the 1-meter springboard.
He was known as the first diver to mark more than 100 points on a single dive, a reverse 3 1/2 tuck, which he succeeded two times