Precision Diver of the Day

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A late addition to the Bizarro Olympics: Target Diving (into what appears to be dangerously shallow water).

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Damn Nature, U Startling of the Day

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Shark Week continues with this unsettling video captured by diver Jim Abernethy. Abernethy was filming blue a marlin when a ten-foot Mako shark darted into the frame. Naturally, Abernethy launched into an expletive-laden freakout (who wouldn't?) at the sight of the 600-pound beast. Fortunately he survived to tell the tale.

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Olympic Hopeful of the Day

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Olympic Hopeful of the Day
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Diving phenom Jordan Pisey Windle, at just 13, is the youngest ever to qualify for the U.S. Olympic diving trials, which will be held in Seattle later this month.

But Jordan's also a young standout in the LGBT community. Adopted from Cambodia as a baby and raised by two gay dads, he recently released his own "It Gets Better" spot, and he will serve as the grand marshal for Central Indian's upcoming Pride Parade.

Despite his increasing notoriety, Jordan isn't too preoccupied with his upbringing: "I've never actually thought about it," he says.

And the youngster's sights are set on Rio de Janeiro if he doesn't make London.

"This is a good setup for 2016," says mentor Greg Louganis, a four-time Olympic gold medalist. "This is a time to learn. It's a learning process and a journey."

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