world dive bombing champion has been crowned in a swimming pool in the western
German town of Heilbronn.
winner was Simon Gfeller from Muensingen, Switzerland.
His dive of four turns followed by a spectacular landing on his face impressed
the judges and the crowd alike. He got extra points for not crying from the pain.
bombing is the ability to make as much noise and splash when you hit the water
as possible. Sometimes known as a 'belly flop', it hurts like hell.
is an extreme sport," said organizer Oliver Schill, 36.
had three attempts from the 10-metre board, including one classic backwards dive
and two 'freestyle' attempts.
soon: Synchronized dive bombing?
6th September 2005.