The belly flop world championships look like they hurt as much as they sound

All in good fun.

Sure, belly flopping might not be an Olympic sport (or even a sport), but Norway’s version called dødsing will hopefully help the International Olympic Committee change their minds for 2024.

The world championships of dødsing took place over the weekend in Norway and they looked to be quite painful for the competitors. The goal is to hold a masochistic and stylish pose from the 10 meter diving board until the last split second, quickly curling up into a ball to avoid a straight smack of the water.

Get practicing your dødsing with what we’ve got left of summer.

The horizontal pencil.

The horizontal pencil.

h/t Digg

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