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20 Times You Were So Happy You Weren't An Olympic Diver

Who knew jumping into pools could look so painful?

1. When this wasn't you.

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2. When you found out this thing was nearly 33 feet high.

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Like jumping off a three-story building. NBD.

3. When Bree Cole was JUST TOO CLOSE to the board.

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4. When this gave you anxiety.

@diver_problems / Via Twitter: @Diver_Problems

5. When you saw your first smack.

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6. When jumping into a pool was still fun.

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7. When you could sit back and watch the competition...

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8. Rather than trying to come back for the team.

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9. When you just held your breath and prayed for these two.

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10. When you saw all the cuts...

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11. And scrapes...

@LuisIsBromeo / Via Twitter: @LouisIsBromeo

12. And really overall carnage that divers put themselves through.

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13. When you realized how fast the water could come at you.

when you love diving so much that it takes your breath away

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14. When you could still tell which way was down.

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15. When this attempt at holding a friend's hand hit you right in the feels.

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16. When you really thought this was a safe bet.

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But the judges didn't.

17. And when this looked like a whole lot of OUCH.

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Here's Olympic diver Melissa Wu (from Australia) in 2009 showing us that even the best of us hurt.

18. When you could basically feel this through the TV.

19. When diving didn't cause you to question your life's decisions...

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20. Or force you to assume the fetal position in a fit of tears.

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