This is how Olympic divers *really* look while diving!

Funny Diver Faces

Matt King/Adam Pretty/Al Bello, Getty Images

One of the highlights of the 2012 Olympics will undoubtedly be diving. There’s been some stiff competition this year, especially in the preliminary rounds, and all the athletes have been killing themselves trying to look as graceful as possible while tumbling through the air. How do we know? There’s something on each diver’s face that just reads, “This stunt is kind of difficult to do.”

These competitors may look like elegant swans from a distance, but when the camera gets right up close for those slow-motion instant replays, not one of them is capable of hiding the pain in their faces.

If diving isn’t the one event you’re looking forward to watching during the 2012 Olympics, it will be after you’re done browsing through this gallery of all the best diver faces:

Funny Diver Face

Richard Heathcote, Getty Images

Funny Diver Face

Quinn Rooney, Getty Images

Funny Diver Face

Al Bello, Getty Images

Funny Diver Face

Clive Rose, Getty Images

Funny Diver Face

Adam Pretty, Getty Images

Funny Diver Face

Matt King, Getty Images

Funny Diver Face

Clive Rose, Getty Images

Funny Diver Face

Harry How, Getty Images

Funny Diver Face

Richard Heathcote, Getty Images

Funny Diver Faces

Chris McGrath, Getty Images

Funny Diver Face

Al Bello, Getty Images

Funny Diver Face

Bryn Lennon, Getty Images

Funny Diver Face

Adam Pretty, Getty Images

Funny Diver Face

Adam Pretty, Getty Images

Funny Diver Faces

Ian Waldie, Getty Images

Funny Diver Face

Richard Heathcote, Getty Images

–  reblogged from here  –

Note to self: don’t allow anyone to photograph me while I’m performing an Olympic-standard dive! 😉 Hope these put a big cheesy smile on your dial!

6 thoughts on “This is how Olympic divers *really* look while diving!

  1. I just showed this to my Wife and she asked me is there any photos of Tom Daley doing that, I thought to myself the world could do with some really bad photos of Tom Daley………give the rest of us mere mortals a chance.

    • I admit I had to do a Google search to acquaint myself with the aforementioned Tom Daley. And now I see what you mean about his photos! Hmm… just off to do some more research, purely in the interests of ensuring I’m a well-informed blogger dontcha know… 😉 Oh, and thank you for dropping by (and bringing Tom Daley to my attention…)
      Susie 🙂
      PS I’m pleased to note that ‘wife’ has been appropriately capitalised – nice work.

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