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Medal record

Steven Salmons
Men's Volleyball
Competitor for the  United States
Olympic Games
Gold 1984 Los Angeles Team Competition
World Championships
Gold 1986 Paris Team Competition
Goodwill Games
Silver 1986 Moscow Team Competition
NORCEA Championships
Gold 1983 Indianapolis Team Competition

Steve Salmons (born July 3, 1958) is a former volleyball player from the United States, who was a key member of the American Men's National Team that was the 1st ever, for the USA, to win the Triple Crown of International Volleyball, with gold medals at the [[Volleyball at the 1984 Summer Olympics|1984 Summer Olympics]crushing Brazil, 1985 World Cup, going undefeated and beating USSR, and 1986 World Championships, winning again over USSR]. Salmons was a member on the US National team for eight years and was starter for the US in over 200 matches during that period and earned All-tournament honors in the 1983 USA Pre-Olympic tournament in Long Beach, California.

Salmons was a four-year starter on the UCLA volleyball team (1977-1979,and 1981). Playing as a middle blocker, he was named the 1979 NCAA Player of the Year leading the Bruins to the National Championship with a 31-0 record – the first undefeated team in NCAA Men's Volleyball history. Salmons suffered a back injury while representing United States that following summer at the 1979 Pan American Games. After almost a year and a half of rehab and perseverance, Salmons returned to the Bruin line-up at the end of the 1981 season and then lead the team to a five game championship victory over USC in the 1981 NCAA Championship and was named to the all tournament team.

In addition to his 1979 NCAA Player of the Year selection, Salmons was named All-American in 1978 and 1979 and to the NCAA All-Tournament teams on three occasions (1978, 1979, 1981). Salmons was inducted in hollowed "UCLA Athletic Hall of Fame" in the year 2000.

Steve Salmons was a US National Team Member during the summer of both 1978 and 1979 and a full time member from 1981-86. After USA team won the World Championships in Paris in 1986, Salmons stay and played professionally in Cannes, France.

After retiring from indoor volleyball because of recurring back injuries Salmons switch to the beach volleyball where he starred on the Bud Light 4-Man Professional Beach tour for five years and won over 15 tournaments playing for various teams and was name 1st team all-league selection in 1994 in a league that included Olympians Craig Buck, Doug Partie, Tom Duke, Dusty Dvorak, Bob Ctverlick, Scott Fortune, Eric Sato, Byan Ivie, and Carlos Bricenos.

Salmons currently owns and runs a successful San Diego Commercial Real Estate Brokerage Company call "Commercial Properties Services".

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