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Aquatics Center: Diving Event in 2012 Olympics

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Diving requires acrobatic fineness and superb coordination skills to be able to dive from heights up to 10 meters into the water below. The eight diving events are four for men and four for women. Feature either a springboard, 3m above the pool, or a fixed platform, set at a height of 10m. Springboards must be at least 4.8m long and 50cm wide, while platforms should be at least 6m long and 3m wide. Judges award a score out of 10 for each dive, which is accustomed to take into relation to the dive’s degree of difficulty. In the Synchronized Diving events, pairs of athletes dive in tandem and are also assessed for their level of synchronization. Diving competition will take place at the alluring new Aquatics Center in the Olympic Park, designed by acclaimed architect Zaha Hadid and built especially for the Games this coming 2012.

1 comments:

{ Digital Doodles } at: May 9, 2011 at 5:20 PM said...

One of my favorite sports in Olympics! :D

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