Published on August 7th, 2012 | by tomkolovos0
Stephan Feck debuts “Kardashian Dive” at Olympic Men’s 3m Springboard
What the Feck was that?
German diver Stephan Feck is coming away as the unsung maverick of the London 2012 Olympics. On Monday, the 22 year old attempted–and beautifully executed–his wildly controversial “Kardashian Dive,” where instead of landing in the water completely vertical, as is prized in the sport, he landed in the water flat on his back.
“I don’t think the judges understood that this was an uber tricky move with a high degree of difficulty that just comes off as plain easy,” said Feck after he scored a highly discouraging 0 from the traditionalist judging panel.
“You know how hard it is to land on your back, time after time,” asked Mr. Feck?
Asked to describe the dive, Mr Feck, explained it this way. “You start by jumping as high as you can, then rotate both legs in the air over your head and land on your back.”
Mr. Feck got the idea he said while watching “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” which is why he named the dive “The Feck Kim.”
“Most people would have been selfish and named the move only after themselves, but I wanted to honor Kim Kardashian who does this move under the hardest conditions possible: out of the water.”
Asked if he would perform the dive again in an international competition, Mr Feck was unequivocal. “Of course. I plan to land on my back all the way to Rio 2016. I want to be taken seriously in the sport and maybe transform it. This is no joke.”
He added, “I want people chanting ‘Feck Kim’ for at least 4 more years.”