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WATCH: Diver hesitates before dive, slams off lower level

We’re smack in the middle of summer, which means that you might find yourself at a pool or water park sometime in the near future. Here’s a little piece of advice: If that pool has a high dive, you should be absolutely sure that you’re ready to jump off of it before you approach the board. Otherwise, you may end up like this poor girl at Lava Hot Springs water park in Idaho...
Via Next Impulse Sports
July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Qui Bo near perfect, Boudia silver

Qiu Bo won his second consecutive world title in the men's 10-meter platform on Sunday, giving China its ninth gold medal in 10 diving events at the world championships. Defending champion Qiu destroyed the 12-man field with his six dives -- including two near perfect efforts -- to rake in 581 points. Olympic champion David Boudia's 517.40 points earned him a second consecutive...
Via Fox Olympics
July 28, 2013  |  Discuss

He Zi wins 2nd world springboard title

He Zi won her second world title in the women's 1-meter springboard, edging Tania Cagnotto of Italy by 0.10 points.
Via Fox Olympics
July 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Felix Baumgartner Red Bull space jump aborted due to wind

The launch of Felix Baumgartner for the Red Bull stratos live jump has been cancelled. Baumgartner planed to ascend to 120,000 feet in a stratospheric balloon and make a freefall jump rushing toward earth at supersonic speeds before parachuting to the ground.The record for a jump is 102,800 feet by Joseph Kittinger in 1960.There was a five hour weather delay due to wind. After some...
Via Tireball.com
October 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Boudia's gold medal a step forward for US diving

David Boudia knows about pressure. He spent the entire Beijing Olympics focusing on his competition - probably a little too much. He came home empty handed. After that experience, he let go of the idea of winning medals above all else, and just focused on doing his best at the sport he picked up 11 years ago because his friend's father won some free lessons at an auction. ...
Via AP on Fox
August 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Bell fails to advance to finals

Katie Bell, a Clintonville native, former Buckeye diver and graduate of The Ohio State university, failed to quality for the finals in the women’s 10-meter...
Via BuckeyeBanter.com
August 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Frank Viola's Daughter Set to Compete

If you're like me, the fact that 1988 American League Cy Young Award winner Frank Viola has a daughter competing in the Olympics makes you feel old.But, he does.  And I do.Brittany Viola, daughter of the three-time All-Star, will be making her Olympic debut later this week when she goes for the gold in the women's 10-meter platform diving competition. Naturally, pops will...
Via Hall of Very Good
August 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Diver Wu Minxia’s family reveal grandparents’ death, mother’s cancer only after she won gold

It’s no secret that China values success in sport, especially in events like the Olympics where competition is on a grander, international scale, to the point that they are willing to sacrifice family, friends, and almost all aspect of normalcy in life in order to achieve their Olympic glory.  Diver Wu Minxia understands this all too well, as it was revealed to her, following...
Via The Last Angry Fan
August 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Weekend at Wu Minxia's: Chinese Parents hid Grandmother's Death from Olypian

Wu Minxia won the gold in the 3m springboard for China. And shortly thereafter, she was told that her grandmother had lost her battle with breast cancer. The day before? No. Last week? No. Even... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~ http://www.bobsblitz.com
Via Bob's Blitz
August 02, 2012  |  Discuss
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