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Diver scores 0.0s across the board with backwards belly-flop

Stephan FeckMove over, Tom Daley: you've just been replaced as the most famous diver at the Olympics.

That's because a German diver by the (brilliant) name of Stephan Feck has become an unwitting internet star after he managed the feat of scoring no points at all with one of his dives.

The effort came as Feck was trying to qualify for the final of the 3m springboard event on Monday. Everything looked normal as the dive began, but he then lost his grip on his left leg and things started going horribly wrong, as these pictures show.

The resulting backwards belly-flop was painful for the diver in more ways than one: first Feck had to ensure what was no doubt a horrific smack to his body, then he had to suffer the humiliation of seeing the scoreboard pop up with 0.0s across the board. We're not sure that we really need to spell this out, but Feck came dead last and failed to progress in the event.

Still, there's is some consolation: the video has gone viral across the Internet (despite the IOC crackdown on rights violations) and while he may not go home with a medal, at least people will always remember his Olympic moment and give a little smile when they hear his name.

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