Diver Has The Right Attitude About His Embarrassing High Dive
First,John Elmerson Fabriga seemed to slip on the high dive and land on his back. Then his diving partner, JD, followed up. He landed feet first.They finished last and second-to-last in the competition.
At least they had one another for comfort. You can see them bonding over their slips in the hot tub afterword in this clip!
What may have crushed the spirit of some divers rolled like water of a duck’s back for JD. In a Facebook post, he wrote:
This was the first time I felt this great intense pressure. Hooo, one event is over. One more to go. I failed one dive and the rest of my dives were sh—— than what i did during the training. But at least it was a nice experience. Great crowd, great people. I can actually tell myself that i overcame the extraordinary.
Hard to believe that sort of cool-as-a-cucumber perspective comes from a diver who is just 17 years old!
I hope to see him competing – and winning – sometime soon. I think this guy has a ton of potential! We’ve captured JD’s incredibly mature response plus we’ve included the actual dive videoat the bottom of the article.