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Army diver McLain makes miraculous recovery to return to competition

Originally Published: July 14, 2008
By Adam Rittenberg | ESPN.com

A tense silence fell over the San Juan Natatorium as Zach McLain stood atop the 1-meter diving board.

Army diver Greg Sievers glanced at coach Ron Kontura, who chewed his fingernails along the edge of the pool. Sievers held his breath, as thoughts raced through his head.

Here's his first dive. What's going to happen? How's his neck going to be?

On the face of it, there was nothing to fear.

The natatorium, used by Army's swimming ...

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