Diving is a pretty cool sport when you sit down and think about it. Sure, every photo starts to look the same, and watching it on TV you start to really think the judges are crazy because there was nothing different from this dive and the last dive, but they totally scored it differently. But then you get a back flop. And you realize diving is a far more dangerous sport than you realized, and suddenly it’s far more interesting.
I imagine Stephan Feck wanted to headline the Olympics. But not because he had one of the most embarrassing moments when he missed a grab, tried to awkwardly save his dive, then painfully back flopped into the pool where he received straight zeros from all the judges (really? 0? I would have at least given him a 1.2 or something for at least jumping off the board – that’s scarily high!). While he completed one more dive, he had to withdraw from the rest of competition because he was in too much pain.
Up to that point, diving hadn’t had too much excitement outside of the normal. The heavily favored Wu Minxia of China took gold in the Women’s 3m springboard. And China’s He Zi took silver. On the men’s side Russia’s Ilya Zakharov to the 3m springboard barely squeezed past China’s Qin Kai for gold.
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