Jason Statham – now a Hollywood actor – competed for England in the diving competition at the 1990 Commonwealth Games in Auckland. The star of The Transporter and Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels puts in a modest performance, finishing eighth in the 1m springboard, 11th in the 3m springboard and 10th in the 10m platform.
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WE all know burly big screen star Jason Statham is a pro when it comes to treading the boards, but it seems he was pretty handy on a diving board as well, representing Britain at the 1990 Commonwealth Games.
Unlike his high-calibre big screen performances, Statham didn’t nab a medal at the Auckland event, diving into eighth place on the one-metre springboard with a modest score of 487.26 points.
The star also took part in the three-metre springboard and 10-metre platform, where he finished 11th in both events.
Fortunately for Statham, his performances on the big screen have fared much better than his entries into the pool, with the actor rising to fame in films such as Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch, The Expendibles, Mean Machine and The Bank Job.
Still, if he was looking to recall former poolside glories, maybe he could pop over to Glasgow and get a few tips off of Matthew Mitcham on how to do it right.