Zakharov finished the day 18th out of 18 divers, making it the end of his bid for back-to-back gold medals. That's no easy feat. Only two divers have ever accomplished it on the 3-meter springboard: Greg Louganis and Xiong Ni.
He wasn't the only one who had troubles. Many divers struggled on Monday in the windy conditions. Malaysian diver Ahmad Amsyar Azman had a similar flop during his preliminary dives. Unfortunately, since his flop came a day earlier, he wasn't able to qualify for the semifinals.