Diving

Weirdest Pan Am story of the day: Dominican diver falls flat

It was disaster for Dominican diver Frandiel Gomez during the men’s 10-metre platform preliminaries Sunday at the Pan Am Games as he lost control of a dive and landed face first.

Frandiel Gomez loses control during 10m prelims

Dominican diver Frandiel Gomez received zeros after missing badly on his fourth attempt. (Twitter)

It was disaster for Dominican diver Frandiel Gomez during the men's 10-metre platform preliminaries Sunday at the Pan Am Games as he lost control of a dive and landed face first.

The problems began right from the start as Gomez was setting up for an armstand forward double somersault with one twist. He was never able to get steady on his hands, simply falling off the platform instead of launching off the top. 

Unable to complete any elements of his dive, he received a score of zero as his feet hit the water before his hands and he landed face first.

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