Jason: my Olympic hope took a dive
ACTION movie star Jason Statham has revealed his failure to compete at the Olympic Games remains a “sore point”.
The British actor represented England in diving at the 1990 Commonwealth Games in New Zealand – but finished outside the medal positions in three competitions.
Statham, 49, praised the increase in funding for diving after Team GB’s success at Rio, but reckons he may have chosen the wrong sport to compete in.
Speaking at the Los Angeles premiere of his new film Mechanic: Resurrection, he said: “It’s a bit of a sore point I never got to the Olympics.
“I just heard they got seven million or something per year for the diving.
“They deserve it. The divers we’ve got now are just terrific.
“I started too late. It probably wasn’t my thing. I should have done a different sport.”