We Tried Olympic Diving And It Was Really Difficult

Luckily, we had gold medalist Chris Mears coaching us along the way!

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Let’s face it, diving is one of the COOLEST sports to watch during the Olympics. That’s because the best of the best, like British gold medalist Chris Mears, make jumping off 3m boards (all while twisting and flipping) look downright easy. But how would non-athletes fare if given the same opportunity?

Let's face it, diving is one of the COOLEST sports to watch during the Olympics. That's because the best of the best, like British gold medalist Chris Mears, make jumping off 3m boards (all while twisting and flipping) look downright easy. But how would non-athletes fare if given the same opportunity?

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Luckily for us, Chris was willing to give us the pointers as to how to perfect our diving form…but it was up to us to stick the dives. We found out pretty quickly that jumping into diving is not that easy:

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