the athlete behind the most viral flop of the tokyo olympics so far has responded to the world’s laughter with absolute class.
Canadian diver Pamela Ware earned a 0.0 in the women’s 3m springboard semifinal this week after falling off a pin in the aquatic center pool.
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The 28-year-old made a misstep before her planned 3.5 difficulty dive and jumped into the water feetfirst.
As a result, the 2013 World Aquatics Championships bronze medalist performed a pencil jump straight into the pool and scored 0.0.
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Ware’s low dive meant she dropped out of the competition and she later admitted her fears that she would have been injured had she not withdrawn.
He told Canadian broadcaster cbc: “I think if I had done the dive, I could possibly have hurt myself.”
ware later added in an instagram video that she was still proud of her journey despite the mistakes she had made.
the diver said: “I will say that I am very proud of myself. something really difficult.
“what you see in the competition is only a small factor of what we actually do to get where we are.
“I was so ready for this competition and I made a mistake.
“It could have happened to anyone, but it happened to me at the wrong time.
“but I’m proud because I’ve done my best to get where I am and I’m human, I can make mistakes.
“I hope you get used to having me around because I’m not going anywhere, I’m not giving up. this competition does not define me and I will not let it defeat me.”
Mexican jumper Arantxa Chavez, 30, also earned 0.0 from the judges after making a similar mistake during the preliminary round.
the skater takes one to the ouchy area
bmx racing has undoubtedly been the most dangerous event of the tokyo olympics so far, but peruvian skater angelo caro narváez almost single-handedly makes skateboarding one of the most difficult sports to watch at the games.
slipped during a race and catapulted first in the groin into a grinding rail.
scary moment when aussie’s handlebar falls off
Olympic commentators were shocked when Australian cyclist Alex Porter crashed face-first onto the track after his bike’s handlebars inexplicably broke due to a mechanical error.
The strange incident occurred approximately 1000 meters after the Australian team’s attempt during the men’s team pursuit qualifying session at Tokyo’s izu velodrome on Monday night.
Porter was traveling 40 mph at the rear of the four-person formation when the handlebars fell off his bike and skidded across the polished surface, before he recovered and walked out of the sand.
Absolute chaos in the chaos of the triathlon
There was absolute carnage at the start of the men’s triathlon on Monday morning with half the field blocked by a transmission boat from the start platform.
only half of the athletes were able to jump into the water at the odaiba marine park to swim 1.5 km, with an inflatable boat blocking the other half from entering.
The boat had drifted just a few meters from the starting deck, causing a false start.
some of the athletes swam up to 150m before finally being intercepted by stewards in kayaks.
The Americans are a mess in the mixed medley relay
USA’s mixed medley performance was all but over after breaker lydia jacoby dove into the pool and immediately stuffed goggles into her mouth.
In what was described as a swimmer’s “worst nightmare,” Jacoby swam up and down with his eye protection bitten between his teeth.
even though jacoby was still having a lot of fun under the circumstances, the united states did not recover.