The Mexican diver Arantxa Chavez he was in the last position of his discipline after receiving a grade of zero on his third dive. The athlete had a failure before launching and the judges could only give her the worst number.
She earned a final grade of 190.35, while her closest competitor, Micaela Bouter from South Africa, got 216.15. That mistake cost him too much.
The lament of the Mexicans
The failed dive of the Mexican Arantxa Chávez in the Olympic Games (Marca Claro).
In that long test of five rounds with 27 participants, the first 18 are qualified for the next phase before defining the finalists, so the probability for Mexico was very wide; however, an accident prematurely excluded Arantxa from any possibility of fighting for a place in the continuing instance.
In her third attempt, the Mexican approached the edge of the diving board to start her dive, but she ran out of space and when trying to recompose she fell into the water to take the zero of the judges and with that to place herself in the last place of the competition. without the possibility of going back.
Chinese gymnasts share gold and silver on trampoline
China’s Zhu Xueying, who was a gymnastics trampoline champion at the Youth Games in 2014, won gold at the Senior Games today with a score of 56,635, 285 thousandths better than her compatriot Liu Lingling.
The bronze went to the British Bryony Page, silver in Rio, in a final in which the Mexican Dafne Navarro participated, who finished eighth (48,345).
Canadian RosannaghMacLennan, a gold winner in London and Rio, made very high jumps, but fell out of place twice and suffered a point penalty, although she reached 55,460.
Those who made history … which is better not to remember so much
Eric Moussambani, the swimmer who learned to float a few months before Sydney
Under the nickname of The AnguillaEric Moussambani, a native of Equatorial Guinea, has the slowest time in Olympic history to complete 100 meters and 1 minute 52 seconds.
Paula Bolopa, worst mark in history in 50 meters
The young Paula Bolopa, Moussambani’s compatriot, also made her debut at the Sydney Olympics, registering the worst time in history in 50 meters, in which she took more than a minute. However, it was the first time that Bolopa had swam so far.
Kim Collins, el sprinter slowest ever
The worst mark in the 100 meter sprint of athletics is Kim Collins at the 1997 World Championships in Athens, where she completed the distance in 21.73 seconds due to physical problems. However, six years later Collins was able to proclaim himself world champion.
The eliminator of obstacles, in the 110 meters hurdles
A Chinese runner decided to reinvent the hurdles test and chose to knock them down rather than jump over them. Although the name of the athlete did not come out, he became popular after his video of the participation in the University Games of China appeared on YouTube.
Trevor Misapeka, the Samoan Tortoise
This shot putter had to compete in the 100 meters of athletics due to an error by the Samoa federation. With 140 kilos he managed to complete the distance in 14.29 seconds during the World Athletics Championships in Canada (2001). Nicknamed the Samoan Tortoise, Trevor Misapeka will be remembered for being one of the worst sprinters in history.
Svannah Sanitoa, 100 meters in 12.23 seconds
Another Samoan who made history at the 2009 Berlin World Athletics Championships was Svannah Sanitoa. Weighing 95 kilos, the athlete completed the 100 meters in 14.23 seconds.
Sogelau Tuvalu, another slow sprinter from Samoa
If Trevor Misapeka completed the 100 meters with 14.29 seconds, his compatriot Sogleau Tuvalu managed to worsen the mark with 15.66 seconds in the World Athletics World Cup in South Korea (2011). His excess weight and his particular way of moving made him the worst sprinter in athletics.
Luvsanlkhündegiin Otgonbayar, the slowest marathoner in the world
This Mongolian athlete will go down in the annals of the 2004 Athens Olympics for her marathon record, which she completed in 3 hours and 42 minutes (almost an hour later than the penultimate runner). Otgonbayar admitted that thanks to the applause of the public and his shouts of support, he managed to finish the race, and that he also had the feeling of running very fast.
Brian Sutherland, the worst boxer in history
American Brian Sutherland made his professional debut in 1993 in the lightweight division against Kenny Rainford. However, his run was shorter than a breath as it only lasted 56 seconds. After a right hand from his rival he kissed the canvas and the fight had to stop. It was his first and last fight.
Philip Boit, the Kenyan skier
After an advertising campaign for a sports brand, Philip Boit was sent to Finland to train as a cross-country skier and later participate in the Nagano Winter Olympics (1988). It was the first time Boit had touched the snow. Despite training, the Kenyan skier finished last in the Japan event and even delayed the award ceremony.
The Jamaican bobsleigh team
Bobsleigh, sledding over ice rinks at full speed, is an innate sport in the Nordic countries and in very low temperatures. However, this did not prevent the Jamaican team from participating in the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics test. They had trained conscientiously with carts on the sand in Jamaica. During the decisive test, their sled overturned and they ended up crossing the finish line on foot to the applause of the public present.
Eddie Edwards, the Calgary Eagle
At the Calgary Winter Olympics there was another name that stood out. It is the British Eddie Edwards who participated in the ski jump, a non-existent test in his country. His mark was only 59 meters and he managed to be penultimate, since the last one was disqualified. He earned the nickname of Eagle.