In sports, courage is needed in almost everything. An athlete comes face to face with death and this can break common people. They push their bodies forward, they land hard; death never scares them. Training removes the rough areas, it makes them shine. Vadim Kaptur’s heart almost stopped in his individual event. People had anxiety issues, they hate accidents. The force on pressure points increase, when the body moves fast. These wrong moves cause accidental deaths, organizers are blamed later. Skull injuries cause internal bleeding and doctors become helpless. Vadim’s nervousness triggered this silly move; he generally does this with ease.
Diving is very tough; performers have to execute everything in air. The platform is made of concrete and every participant avoids that. The body should remain at a safe distance and points are calculated in that basis. Kaptur’s jump didn’t feature spectacular acrobatics; it showed how luck saved him. The tweeting began instantly; people live the experience in this platform. The distance of 0.3mm is almost negligible; this technique definitely needs to improve. Judges were seriously annoyed and “dangerous” dives are prohibited. The poor score saddened him, as he went back inside. There were no injuries on his head, but no medals were earned as well.
In 1988, Greg Louganis was not lucky. His jump was brilliant, but the springboard became his enemy. Louganis stayed in the water for some minutes, the pain was slowly starting to develop. His skull was cracked and fans started crying. After several stitches, he started feeling normal. Gold medals came in his bag and this erased the pain. The judges were questioned, but they still gave him more points. Many divers died in the process, it is very hard to watch these incidents. Recklessness is dangerous, things must be done patiently. Kaptur is shaky; he wants to distract himself with other things.