Pinoy divers land flat on the pool in 2015 SEA Games attempt [video]


John Elmerson Fabriga and John David Pahoyo SEA Games 2015
John Elmerson Fabriga and John David Pahoyo SEA Games 2015

After months of preparation, two Filipino divers hit infamy by garnering a record-breaking zero points at this year’s Southeast Asian Games in Singapore. The divers, John Elmerson Fabriga and John David Pahoyo, will be remembered in SEA games history as the pair that took a jump from 9 feet above ground just to land (painfully) flat on the pool.

Granted, Filipinos have hardly taken home the gold at international swimming events. Though the story will live on, the mishap set the Pinoy divers back to rank 7th and 8th. Malaysia won the gold, Indonesia silver and Singapore bronze.

At the end of the video Pahoyo can be heard talking to Fabriga in Tagalog.

“Kinakabahan talaga ako. Di ko kinakaya. Di ko kinakaya,” said Pahoyo. (Translation: I was really nervous. I could not take it. I could not take it.)

Despite this Pahoyo and his partner Fabriga remain proud of their accomplishments. JD Pahoyo posted a video on Facebook showing their better form in synchronized diving:

Yey! I'm so proud of us pakner John Fabriga, we really did our best despite of we just practiced this synchro dives for just 4 days, even though we failed to win, but atleast we did overcame what we once knew was out limit, and that makes us a champion <3 Thanks coach Brian Palattao for your endless support and immeasurable love to us from the preparation until the end of this competition, and special thanks to the people who's doing their best to make this experience possible, I owe you all of this 🙂 #SG2015 #SEA #Games #Singapore #Diving #Pilipinas

JD Pahoyo 发布于 2015年6月9日

The Facebook post bore the following caption:

Yey! I’m so proud of us pakner John Fabriga, we really did our best despite of we just practiced this synchro dives for just 4 days, even though we failed to win, but atleast we did overcame what we once knew was out limit, and that makes us a champion <3

Thanks coach Brian Palattao for your endless support and immeasurable love to us from the preparation until the end of this competition, and special thanks to the people who’s doing their best to make this experience possible, I owe you all of this 🙂 #SG2015 #SEA #Games #Singapore #Diving #Pilipinas

Check out the video and watch two divers attempt multiple somersaults in the Aquatics Diving 3-metre Finals at the 2015 SEA Games in Singapore.


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