This is How Olympic Divers Really Look While Diving (funny)

With the 2012 Olympic Games well underway in London, many of us have been sitting in front of the television for much longer periods of time than we normally would. We don’t know about you, but we haven’t been able to take our eyes off the synchronized diving competition, of which China is definitely dominating. How do they make twisting and somersaulting through the air look so darn graceful? Is it really that easy?

Well, judging by a few candid images captured by the mega-talented Olympics photographers, maybe not. Divers might appear to be elegant swans from far away, but when a camera gets right up close… well, see for yourself:


Al Bello, Getty Images

Clive Rose, Getty Images

Adam Pretty, Getty Images

Matt King, Getty Images

Adam Pretty, Getty Images

See the rest of the photos at The FW.

Also worth watching, the biomechanics of an Olympic dive: