TIL: In 1976, 17 times world champion swimmer Shavarsh Karapetyan heard a bus crash into a lake during a run. He dived to the bottom of the lake to save 30 people, himself suffering inflammation of the lungs, blood poisoning and extreme nervous exhaustion. The USSR didnt recognize the act until 1982

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