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Germany's Stephan Feck felt the agony of defeat at the Olympic diving pool.

During the second round of the men's 3-meter springboard preliminaries Monday, Feck attempted a forward 3 1/2 somersault and was supposed to hold his legs tight against his body.

Watch the video of Feck's dive

Problem was, he lost the grip on one leg, which sent him spinning wildly as the crowd gasped. Feck landed flat on his back with an awful thud, his coach leaping up to make he was OK.

Feck climbed out of the pool without any apparent problems, receiving all zeros from the judges. After performing one more dive -- and doing much better -- he dropped out of the competition.

By Paul Newberry