An old video of former high diver Rick Winters from the United States jumping from an absurd height is once again going viral online.
This video is amazing to watch because of the athlete’s skill at diving. Watch the video here if you haven’t seen the man take a record-making high jump before.
Video From 1983 Showing A High Diver Making A Record By Jumping 172 Feet Viral Again
Rick Winters’ 172 ft. world record high dive in 1983 pic.twitter.com/AybT7qsNcW
— Historic Vids (@historyinmemes) December 28, 2022
In the video, Winters is seen holding the elevated platform and gazing down at the earth in the video’s opening scene. Then, a view from above is captured in the video, revealing the height of the cliff Winters will jump from.
After that, Winters jumps into the lake from a height of 172 feet and onlookers watch mesmerised by the act and astounded by the ambitious attempt that was pulled off.
The footage was produced as a part of the 1983 World Record High Dive Challenge, in which five divers tied the 172-foot high diving record. Mike Foley, Rick Charls, Dana Kunze, Bruce Boccia, and Rick Winters were the five divers in question.
But according to the Guinness Book of Records, Lazaro “Laso” Schaller (Switzerland/Brazil) in Maggia, Ticino, Switzerland, on August 4, 2015, set the record for the highest dive from a diving board at 58.8 m (192 ft 10 in). For this record, Lazaro Schaller had to train for months.
People on the internet were mesmerised by the video even today
Needless to say, the video went viral again and has gathered 2.6 million views on Twitter with thousands of likes and comments. A man wrote, “Wow! So long ago that there was no metric system yet.”
Wow! So long ago that there was no metric system yet.
— Nikolay (@N_Obraztsov) December 28, 2022
Another man pointed out, “Climbing 172ft without a harness is impressive enough in its own right.”
Climbing 172ft without a harness is impressive enough in its own right.
— Charles Walton (@CharlesWalton) December 28, 2022
A man wrote, “I would have assumed that water tension from falling from such a height would be rock solid.”
I would have assumed that water tension from falling from such a height would be rock solid.
— Greensentry (@Greensentry1) December 28, 2022
A man added, “I am really surprised that ladder was so stable under the weight of his titanium balls.”
I am really surprised that ladder was so stable under the weight of his titanium balls
— ZeroChance (@LubMir9) December 28, 2022
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