Rarely, the dive is judged for style and technique, as
Kath Fillingham reported on 17 Oct 1996:
I have just come back from lunch to find Johnny doing some very spectacular diving from the top of his tree. Double somersaults etc. A starfish, a crab, a fish and a seagull hold up two cards each giving points for each dive.
On 26 Feb 1998 Simon Turnill wrote to say:
I thought you might be interested in a subtlety I've noticed. When JC is doing his diving display into the sea and being given points by the wildlife, the quality of the dives varies between OK and awful. The points awarded by the fish, the starfish and the seagull vary accordingly, but the crab obviously has a warped sense of style, because for the OK dives he awards minus 0.5, and for the awful bellyflops, 10!
And on 4 Mar 1998 Eric D. Torres mentioned the same thing. Thanks guys.
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