In certain short duration (2 minutes or less) sport competitions in which athletes perform individually (such as diving, high jump, etc.) and not in sports where athletes compete with others at the same time (such as swimming, running, etc.) the athletes should be given the chance to try the same event as many times as they would like only if the first or successive attempts went terribly bad, such as falling down a ski slope, slipping off the diving board, falling during a high jump attempt, etc. However, for each successive attempt, the maximum score possible for that athlete should be reduced by a certain small amount (like 1/4 or 1/2 a point on a 10-point scale). The athlete should then have the option to choose which of the two, or multiple, performances they would like to submit for purposes of scoring.