Defending Gold Medalist Ilya Zakharov Scores 0.0 On Brutal Dive

Russian diver Ilia Zakharov belly flop

Defending Gold Medalist Ilya Zakharov Scores 0.0 On Brutal Dive

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Defending Gold Medalist Ilya Zakharov Scores 0.0 On Brutal Dive

Ilya Zakharov won a gold medal in the 3-meter springboard diving event at the London Olympics, but his experience this time around was a little different. The 25-year-old Russian bowed out in the semifinals after one of the worst dives we’ve ever seen.

Zakharov scored a 0.0 on his fourth dive of the semis on Tuesday and never recovered. He finished in 18th (dead last) with a score of 345.60.

Here’s a look at what happened:

Yeesh. Dean Wormer, how did you score that dive?

It’s one thing when random Filipino divers do this at the 2015 SEA Games, but this is a defending Olympic champion. The 2016 Olympics just keep giving us gold.

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