Ilya Zakharov dives to a perfect zero at Rio

Ilya Zakharov dives to a perfect zero at Rio

- Ilya Zakharov won the gold medal in the 3-meter springboard competition in the 2012 London Olympics

- He tried his luck again at Rio, hoping for a repeat of his awesome feat four years ago

- His luck must have ran out as he did not deliver the perfect 10, but the perfect flop

Ilya Zakharov dives to a perfect zero at Rio

Ilya Zakharov (Photo credit: independent.co.uk)

Just when you thought that you will be able to deliver the perfect 10, think again as you might be actually delivering a perfect zero!

Ilya Zakharov stunned the audience during the 3-meter springboard competition in the Rio Olympics, not because they witnessed the best dive ever, but because they were able to see with their very eyes the perfect 0.00 score he got after performing a flawless belly-flop.

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Seven judges didn’t see any merit on his execution that all of them gave him 0.00. This score is not something that one sees every single day at the Olympics.

The 25-year-old, instead of aiming to do a repeat of his Olympic record in the London 2012 Olympics had to go home without anything.

Ilya Zakharov dives to a perfect zero at Rio

Ilya Zakharov (Photo credit: nbcolympics)

According to the sport commentator, the dive of Zakharov was “dismal.” He also went to describe it as though Zakharov had trembling knees.

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There were 18 competitors who competed in the semi-final and those who qualify will be able to proceed to the finals, which is the last step to hurdle before bagging that most-coveted Olympic medal.

Out of the 18, Zakharov finished last with a score of 345.60. The highest score was achieved by China at 489.10.

While Zakharov may not be able to compete for the medal, Russia still has been among the best contenders. To date, it has already won 41 medals at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Russia has 12 gold, 14, silver and 15 bronze medals.

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The US tops the list with 93 medals. China comes in at second place, followed by Great Britain, and the fourth is Russia. All’s not certainly lost for Russia at the 2016 Rio Olympics. – SD, Kami Media

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