The South East Asia Games features 36 sports and 402 events contested among eleven countries. This year, the diving competition that has gained the most attention for a couple of epic flops by the Filipino men’s team.
The bellyflop is a favorite at pools the world round for the massive splash it creates, but its twisted cousin the back-slapper can’t seem to catch a break. On his fourth dive, John Elmerson Fabriga executed a double backflip to a back-slapping entry into the water. The judges were properly soaked, but gave Fabriga goose eggs nonetheless.
John David Pahoyo followed with a double backflip that had him entering the pool knees first, while vainly scanning the skies for water. Again, the judges were unmoved, and the dive failed to earn Pahoyo a single miserable point.
SEA GAMES 2015
The SEA Games was originally established to be a bi-annual multi-sports event to be held between the years when the Olympic Games and the Asian Games were held. This year, after a 22-year long hiatus, the Games returned to Singapore and run from June 5th to the 16th.
The South East Asia Games includes a number of competitions not found in the Olympics, including billiards and snooker, pentanque, sepak takraw, silat, dragon boat and wushu.