Diving (sport)

Diving
Diving tower at the 2008 EC.jpg
Diving tower at the 2008 Euros
Highest governing bodyFédération Internationale de Natation (FINA)
Characteristics
TypeAquatics
Presence
OlympicPart of the Summer Olympic programme since 1904
Woman performing a "swallow dive", 1937

Diving is the sport of jumping or falling into water from a platform or springboard, usually while performing acrobatics. Diving is an internationally recognized sport that is part of the Olympic Games. In addition, unstructured and non-competitive diving is a recreational pastime.

Competitors possess many of the same characteristics as gymnasts and dancers, including strength, flexibility, kinaesthetic judgment and air awareness. Some professional divers were originally gymnasts or dancers as both the sports have similar characteristics to diving. Dmitri Sautin holds the record for most Olympic diving medals won, by winning eight medals in total between 1992 and 2008.[1]

  1. ^ Glenday, Craig (2013). Guinness World Records 2014. pp. 258. ISBN 9781908843159.

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