After a video went viral, TikTokers discovered an extreme sport called “death diving,” in which divers look “angry” from terrifying heights.

Composite of @asbjorg_n's tiktoks screenshots

A dive from @asbjorg_n’s TikTok account.TikTok;@asbjorg_n

  • Norwegian extreme sport “death diving” is trending on TikTok.

  • Diving can seem like a belly flop from incredible heights, but there’s a way to go insane.

  • Norwegian athlete Asbjorg Nesje dived from a height of about 81 feet and racked up 37 million views.

of Asbjorg Nesje January 24 Tik Tok, 20-somethings can be seen standing on incredibly high diving boards in the sunshine. She then launches herself and launches a torpedo into the water.

Norwegian athlete turned front-line death diver Nesje shared in the comments the exact height he fell at 24.8 meters, or just over 81 feet. (for reference, The height of the Olympic diving board is 10 meters.or about 33 feet).

The viral video introduced many to a niche extreme sport called ‘døds’ as it is colloquially known in Norway. Døds can also be translated as “death” in Norwegian. Although classified as a competitive sport, many people around the world first heard about the sport on social media.

One of Nesje’s most viral videos ever watched Over 37 million timesshe started with a jog, then shot out into the open air and was seen falling into a tight spin — spinning horizontally like a pencil dropped from a skyscraper. Nesje makes contact with the water with a loud and tremendous splash.

The next day, January 25th, Neshe another angle of diving As a cheeky response to a comment asking if she made it out of the dive alive. This time it looked like it was taken from a boat idling below. As the bystanders shout, Nesje jumps and falls like an unconscious skydiver. Her jumps are breathtaking just to watch. Commenters cannot decide whether what they see is awe-inspiring or alarming.

“This woman is amazing,” wrote one commenter. “This woman is SO LUCKY!!!!”

A general TikTok disclaimer appears on most of Nesje’s videos. I read that Nesje is a professional veteran death diver. Nesje won both 2021 When 2022 Doz Championship, And according to a commentator at the 2021 championship tournament, she apparently Started death diving in 2020.

According to the Doz Federation, death dives will be judged on a combination of flow, personal style, control, creativity and difficulty depending on the speed, length and power of the run-up and whether it is a freestyle or classic death dive. A diver can land in one of his three formations: Shrimp (hitting hands and feet at the same time), No Hands (hitting knees and head at the same time), and Bullet (hitting knees and elbows at the same time). In this way, the hands or knees must break the surface tension before the diver enters the water.

]as a commentatordoz world championshipIn other words, the classic jump requires the diver to give the illusion of being in the air for as long as possible, “as if time stood still.”

Composite of @asbjorg_n's tiktoks screenshots

A dive from @asbjorg_n’s TikTok account.TikTok;@asbjorg_n

“døds” hashtag 236.5 million views on the app. And his Nesje isn’t the only diver sharing his unique skills. For example, athlete and content creator @ryanbean Bold montage for November 2022and 2021 videos kids competing Sports has amassed 19 million views. But nothing seems to be gaining more momentum than Nesje’s late January post.

For beginners, it seems like a nihilistic chicken game.

Nesje’s comments on content range from expressions of fear and concern to fanfare and charm. Some beg to tell you the gist of all this.other displeased Nesje intermittently uses the term “belly flop” to describe falling off a bridge like a pancake (“It doesn’t count if the belly isn’t the first one to touch the water”). , one user felt it needed to be pointed out).

One user was even in Nesje’s compilation of jumps ranging from 1 to 24.8 meters. it was a pity They state they couldn’t see a more painful landing.

Nesje did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.

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