So far, Rio has been the #Fallympics

Everyone seems to be falling all over the place in these Games. Here are the craziest, toughest and most bizarre dives and spills thus far.

August 17th, 2016 by | Posted in Rio 2016 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

We’re only halfway through the track and field portion of the Games in Rio and already been quite dramatic. For a supposed non-contact sport, the track has been filled with thrills, spills and… dives.

Haiti’s Jeffrey Julmis eats it on the first first hurdle

Poor guy. A rough way to end the Olympic dream.

Mo Farah falls, gets up and wins a gold medal

There’s no stopping Mo Farah in Rio.

Mo Farah nearly falls, but American Hassan Mead goes down hard

Mo Farah nearly falls

Hassan Mead falls badly in the men's 5000m heat in Rio. Photo: USATF
Hassan Mead falls badly in the men’s 5000m heat in Rio. Photo: USATF

 

As we said before, there’s no stopping Mo!

Ugandan steeplechase runner does a header into the barrier

 

American hurdler Ronnie Ash somersaults across finish line in 110m hurdles final, gets DQed

Ash appeared to catch the last hurdle and struggled with his balance as he came to the finish line. 

Brazilian turns track into slip ‘n’ slide, dives to qualify for next round

Shaunae Miller’s golden desperation dive


The internet freaked out after Miller dove for gold, beating out American Allyson Felix. It’s not against the rules to dive.

American Abbey D’Agostino and New Zealander Nikki Hamblin collide, show great compassion