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WATCH: Gold medal diver Ilya Zakharov slips out of competition

Diving - Olympics: Day 10

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 15: Ilia Zakharov of Russia competes in the Men’s Diving 3m Springboard Preliminary Round on Day 10 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre on August 15, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

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There will be a new Olympic gold medalist in the men’s 3m springboard.

WATCH: Reigning gold medalist out of 3m springboard after semis

Russia’s Ilya Zakharov arrived in Rio as the defending champion in the event, and he also took silver at the World Championships last year, with many expecting him to get onto the medal stand. Unfortunately for Zakharov things didn’t go as planned on his fourth round attempt, as his left leg gave out some upon second contact with the diving board. That resulted in an awkward attempt to salvage the dive, only to belly flop into the pool.

Zakharov isn’t the first diver to have this happen, and he won’t be the last either. And to have this happen on a stage that comes along only once every four years is unfortunate.