To me, there is nothing more astonishing at the Olympics than watching the divers take a handstand on the 30 m platform. Toes on the platform, heels over the water, the diver bends over to position hands then slowly unfolds like a jackknife, legs in a V before arriving at a perfectly held vertical pose. This is done seamlessly with precision and beauty. Then, with a flick of the legs the dive begins and ends in a fraction of the time that this slow motion feat of balance took. Truly awe-ispiring.
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8/10/12 at 9:10am