The 28th Southeast Asian Games in Singapore have been a relatively tame affair, but all that changed when divers John Fabigra and John Pahoyo of Team Philippines made their respective dives during the men’s 3-meter springboard competition.
The event, which occurred on Wednesday, June 10, didn’t exactly have the outcome the duo had in mind, as both their botched jumps drew scores of 0 from the judges and a few embarrassed smiles from the audience.
During his dive, Fabriga landed (painfully it seemed) on his back, while Pahoyo slipped on the board, landing on his feet for a failed dive. It was an unfortunate performance for the two, who had decent showings during their previous attempts.
Several netizens wasted no time poking fun at the incident, with Singaporean Facebook humor page SGAG commenting in a post that, “Friends do not let friends do silly things alone… in this case getting ZERO POINTS for Diving.”
Fortunately, Pahoyo didn’t seem to take the situation too seriously, even finding humor in the video after it went viral on Facebook.
“I even laughed at myself after I did this dive hehe,” saidd Pahoyo. “But after all this was not the first time I failed a dive, and I was not the first one who did so. And I am still proud because not all of us has the privilege to represent our own country to such a big sporting event like this.”