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Video: Belly flop for the ages knocks defending Olympic champ out of Rio

Russia’s Ilya Zakharov won the gold medal in London in 2012, but the defending Olympic champion was knocked out of Rio in the semifinals after belly flopping his way to a zero.

Zakharov racked up 555.90 points en route to gold in 2012, but he totaled just 345.60 points – 210.30 fewer – this year, according to NBC. He finished last and now he has to go home.

Two Americans, Mike Hixon and Kristian Ipsen, advanced to the 3-meter springboard final.

 

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