I will be the first person to confess that I don’t know anything about the technical aspects of diving. The twisting and tumbling and turning and gravity at-large which takes place is undeniably impressive, but what separates a gold medal dive from a silver medal dive from a bronze medal dive is absolutely mystifying to me.
I don’t get it, and I’m glad judges and commentators are there to tell me what to think.
Despite my admitted ignorance, one thing I have picked up after watching a ton of Olympics in my relatively brief life is that a dive is better if there’s less of a splash. While this contradicts everything we learn from backyard pool parties, it seems to be a fairly rigid and unflinching rule in the diving community.
As such, I have hereby classified this Stephan Feck dive as the worst dive of all the dives. Ever.
The 22 year old from Leipzig received a ’0′ for this effort. I agree with the decision.
Though, after doing a little research on Mr. Feck I’ve learned that he is a member of the German army. This is obviously intimidating and I hope he doesn’t come find me or any of the people who laugh at this video and inflict retaliatory pain.
That would be Fecking terrible. Like his dive. Which was the worst ever.