WATCH - Former Olympic gold medallist Ilya Zakharov bellyflops into last place
Published 16/08/2016 | 19:58
Russian diver Ilya Zakharov, who won gold in the men's three-metre springboard event at London 2012, may have produced one of the worst dives in Olympic history just four years later.
The 25-year-old St Petersburg-born competitor was eliminated at the semi-final stage of the Rio Games’ three-metre competition after a spectacularly poor bellyflop.
Zakharov received a round score of 0.0 from all seven judges, which ended his hopes of defending the 2012 title.
Leon Taylor, while commentating for BBC Sport, described Zakharov’s effort as “dismal” and a “complete knee tremble”.
The Russian finished with a total score of 345.60, the lowest of all 18 competitors in the semi-final.
Ireland's Oliver Dingley is through to the final after finishing in ninth overall with the top 12 competitors going through.
Independent News Service