Belfast Telegraph

Missed Olympics a regret for action man Jason Statham

By David Mercer

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.

Statham (49) praised the increase in funding for diving after Team GB's success at Rio 2016, but believed he may have chosen the wrong sport to compete in.

Speaking at the Los Angeles premiere of his new film, Mechanic: Resurrection, he said: "I just heard they got seven million or something for the diving per year. They deserve it.

"I started too late... I should have done a different sport."

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