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In today's edition of "huh, neat": did you know that British actor Jason Statham was a diver back in the motherland who participated in a few Olympic trials?

Statham was also at the 1990 Commonwealth Games, shown in the video above. His performance was underwhelming, but the hair was on point.


Statham talked a bit about his diving career last year on Katie Couric's talk show. He started at a late age and eventually gave up the springboard to pursue other endeavors.

He had some tasteful diving shots, too:

The former athlete now makes one-word action movies with lots of punching, so everything came up roses for Statham.


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