Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Diver At The 2012 Olympics Completely And Hilariously Wipes Out

 When Diving Goes Wrong

Germany's Stephan Feck gracefully walked to the diving board, ready to do what he had practiced for years, a gracious dive that would wow crowds at the 2012 Olympics in London. But it was not to be. In life, sometimes things don't go according to plan. This was one of those times.

Stephan Feck

Feck leapt into the air, but lost control like a bird hitting a glass wall, crashing into the pool back first (hey, I can do that). Yes, ladies and gentlemen, the back flop. Aw that had to hurt. Cheer up. It wasn't so bad (yes, it was). The video has gone viral. 

Stephan Feck's epic wipeout scored all zeros

Side Bar: I'm just teasing you, Mr. Feck. Hopefully things will go better for you next time. In all honesty, yours was my favorite dive of the entire competition (for all the wrong reasons). As a woman from the nation that gave the world the Jamaican Bobsled team (it wasn't always gold medals with Bolt and Shelly Ann Fraser-Pryce), I encourage you to look at it this way. The Jamaican Bobsled Team wiped out like you did, but parlayed it into lucrative endorsement deals and a hit film, becoming the most famous group in the sport. Think about that and get yourself an agent.