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WHAT IS OLYMPIC DIVING?

WHAT IS OLYMPIC DIVING?

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Olympic diving is a popular sport held during the International Olympics. It is very popular because of diver”s movements and twists and turns.


Diving was a sport that first made an appearance in the Olympics at the St. Louis Olympics in 1904.



As you can see, they hopped off a wooden board and wore a bulky 1 piece suit for both men and women.


Now, Olympic diving contains at least 4 events in the Olympics; Platform, Springboard, High Dive, Synchronized Platform, and Synchronised Springboard.

Synchronised is when 2 divers do a performance and do the same exact motions in sync.

Olympic diving is when the diver uses a platform or board to jump off of and performs a series of flips, turns, and twists.

The diver is then put into performance categories by judges to determine their final score.


The entrance into the water is put into 1 of the 4 categories with the points to the left.


Straight position







































































Pike position



Tuck position



Free position




The diver then goes into further sorting with the listed amount of points to the left.


Forward



Backward



Reverse



Inward



Twisting



Armstand




Currently, the US is in 1st place in diving while Canada is in 12th.



That’s all for today CookyLela News Fans

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