Norwegians Bellyflop Off 10M Platform
Usually when you jump off a diving board the main goals are survival and not to collect any injuries in the process. In Norway however they Bellyflop off of a 10m platform in their annual "Dodsing" or "Death Diving" competition.
"Dodsing" was established all the way back in 1972 by Erling Bruno Hovden, who played guitar in a band called the Raga Rockers.
This extreme sport is intense and certainly not for the faint hearted, or the faint chested for that matter. The idea is to fly off of the diving platform in a spread eagled manner and then curl up at the last minute to somewhat save your guts from splitting open.
Here are some highlights from the 2019 women's final/ Judge for yourself if these people are superb athletes or just people with a death wish!
I can definitely think of a better way to spend my Sunday afternoon than belly flopping off a 10m platform but hey, full respect to these brave Norwegians with chests of steel!
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