Saturday, August 9, 2008

Summer Olympic moments

In celebration of the start of the Summer Olympics, here are a few memorable moments from past Summer Games and other championship events:

Equatorial Guinea's Eric Moussambani attempts to break his country's record in the 100 meter freestyle in the 2000 Sydney Games.

Next up: American diver Chelsea Davis tries an inward 2 1/2 somersault in the tuck position at the 2005 World Championships:

Ouch! Ms. Davis broke her nose in ten places, fractured her cheek, and fortunately, only strained her neck. She is currently a junior at Ohio State, and won this year's NCAA three meter diving championship, and competed at the Olympic trials back in May (she placed 10th).

A not-so-perfect landing, men's gymnastics edition, Athens 2004:

Some not-so-perfect landings, women's gymnastics edition:

And more:

Some platform diving commentary from the 2000 Sydney Olympics:

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