These terrible Filipino divers are hilarious... but they're not actually at the Olympics
For every athlete across the world The Olympic Games is the pinnacle of the sport.
It's the chance to compete against the best of the best from across the globe in your chosen discipline.
The 100m has Usain Bolt, the cycling has Sir Bradley Wiggins, but the ones everyone seemed to be watching were the Philippines diving team.
But all the international attention is not for their flawless dives or their unimpeachable techniques, oh no.
Everyone on the internet was in awe of quite how bad they were.
— James (@iNeedKicks) August 8, 2016
John Elmerson Fabriga, 21, somehow managed to score 0.00 after not even completing his dive, landing flat on his back in the pool.
But then up stepped his Filipino teammate John David Pahoyo, 17, who, obviously not wanting to be outdone, somehow managed to land feet first in the pool.
While it's fair to say they're far and away better divers than we could hope to ever be, it was still terrible diving.
But this wasn't actually at the Rio Olympic Games. It happened during last year's Southeast Asian Games in the men's 3m springboard event at the 2015 Singapore competition.
It didn't stop the video resurfacing online with many people thinking this was the Phillipines team flopping (quite literally) at the Olympic Games.
I can't stop laughing at the Filipino diving team video
— j f (@__yuhhhh) August 8, 2016
😂😂😂. Cannot stop laughing at that Filipino diving video. How is that even possible at Olympics?
— Chris Vernon (@ChrisVernonShow) August 8, 2016
Job opportunity. Diving coach wanted. Must be able to leave for the Philippines immediately. https://t.co/oGMWIRW4Kh
— Kiersten Warren (@KierstenWarren) August 8, 2016
— Paul Kennedy (@kendpaul69) August 8, 2016
I don't understand how the Filipino diving team got there. Even if you're the best in the Philippines, if you're the worst in the world… how
— Joey Rhode (@RufioJones) August 8, 2016
— Dixon Tam (@DixonTam) August 8, 2016
Obviously people wanted to know when they were appearing in Rio (they weren't even named on the official diving roster)...
— p302 (@p302_) August 8, 2016
All this hilarity and piss-taking though was soon snuffed out when people pointed out the video was indeed from 2015...
This whole Filipino Diving thing is driving me nuts. That video ISN'T THE OLYMPICS!!!
SEA games, June, 2015. pic.twitter.com/8TQfigt0CV
— The Skeptic (@TheSkeptic21) August 8, 2016
that filipino diving video is from last year, i hope they're in rio to try again
— kevin (@fatmanatee) August 8, 2016
All we could think of was this...
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