A dive to forget for Yulia Timoshinina.

Russian diver lands on her face during Olympic 10m platform

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We've seen it all at the Rio Olympics this summer.

A gymnast that horrifically broke his leg, a road cyclist that was rushed to hospital, and we've also seen a fair few dives go terribly wrong in the aquatic centre.

Last night was no different either, as Russian diver Yulia Timoshinina completely messed up her dive and landed in the water face first, causing a massive splash in the process.


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The 18-year-old was competing in the Women's 10m platform, but after her dive went drastically wrong, she ended up finishing in a lowly 28th place, with a score of just 212.25.

It just goes to show how one dive can cost you it all, and it was a dive she couldn't recover from, receiving terrible marks from the judges and terrible feedback from the commentators.

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After popping back up from under the water, it was clear that Timoshinina was annoyed at herself for the dive, but it was her face that must have hurt the most, taking the majority of the impact.

Despite only being 18, the Russian diver has already won two European Championships medals. She won a gold in Berlin for the 10m synchro dive, and then won a bronze in London for the mixed 10m synchro.

You can watch the dive go terribly wrong in the video below.

However, her disastrous dive left her in 28th place this time around, meaning she failed to advance to the semi-final of the 10m platform.

The final place for the semis went to Un Hyang Kim, who scored 289.45, which was 77.2 more than what Timoshinina scored.

In fact, due to the poor dive, the Russian teenager finished in last place. Not the greatest way to mark your Olympic debut.

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