Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Big Upset

Of the eight diving competitions, the Chinese won seven.
Matthew Mitcham kept his cool and did a fantastic dive to get the Gold Medal in the 10 meter platform when the leading Chinese divers both inexplicably developed nerves and did their worst dives of the competition. Amazing.
Matthew thought he'd won the Silver when he saw his name above the other Chinese diver who had gone before him (who had been in 1st place throughout the competition - and then flubbed the final dive). Then the next Chinese diver did so poorly, he fell to fourth place and Matthew had the Gold!
This was a pretty cool Olympic moment :) I'm glad Lee was watching with me when I saw this one :)

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