Russian diver scores a 'perfect' 0.0 in the Olympic Games

Toby Graves
Августа 16, 2016

As opposed to going home with a medal, Russian diver and medal hopeful Nadezhda Bazhina is going to be known for scoring a zero for one of her dives after slipping during the qualifying round of the 3-meter springboard Friday.

As if diving into the green waters of the Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre wasn't grim enough, Bazhina added a solid back-slap to her suffering when she scored solid zeros for her fourth dive of the night.

She's a multiple gold medallist at several European Championships, winning events both as a part of a team and as an individual.

Nadezhda hits the water back first
BBCNadezhda hits the water back first

The athlete produced the horrendous dive during the 3m springboard preliminary round with an eye-watering performance.

However, her three and a half somersault did not go to plan.

The athlete, 28, appeared to lose her footing as she leapt from the board. She landed in the pool on her back, her feet hitting the water before her hands.

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You have to feel for her, but she can take solace in the fact that she isn't the first to suffer such a setback.

The BBC's sports correspondent described her effort as "calamitous".

Another commentator could be heard laughing in the background, before exclaiming: 'Oh dear'.

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The incident was reminiscent of Stephen Feck's absolute shocker at the London 2012 games. In his first Olympics, it is something he won't want to remember'.

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