Diving is yet another sport which includes water. It's a water sport. The game needs the participants to jump or fall into the ware from a height, the participants stand on a wood or what is called as a springboard. The dive is not usually a simple one, it involves acrobatic stunts. Diving is played all over the world and it is recognised as a part of the Olympic Games.
It's one of the most popular games of the Olympics, because the audience retention rate for this game is high, the people love watching the game. Every participant posses the same characteristics of a gymnasts or a dancer.This characteristics also involve strength, flexibility, judgement and also air awareness. It also needs the participants to stay balanced and calm. Some of the professional divers are also originally a part of gymnastics.
As of now, Dmitri Sautin holds the record for most Olympic diving medals won by an individual, he has managed to bag eight medals in between 1992 and 2008.
Most diving competitions consists of three various discipline rules, it has a 1m and 3m springboard and a platform. Athletes are needed to be divided according to their gender and age. Competitors are allowed to perform dives on either the five, seven and a half or nine and ten meter towers. In big events such as the Olympic Games, the competitors perform diving from the 10 meter height.
Famous Players :
- Dmitri Sautin
- Tom Daley
- Barbara Gliders
- Greg Louganis
- Cynthia Potter