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Questions tagged [diving]

Questions about the sport of competitive diving

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Platform diving - diver standing position

I am following the Olympic diving. I am always wondering why or how divers choose to jump from different positions on the platform (i.e not from the center)
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How often do Olympic divers score a zero? [closed]

I've been amazed at the headlines about so many Olympic divers scoring zeros during competition. Is this common in Olympic diving? If so, is there an easy explanation? It just seems odd to me that ...
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Olympic Diving: how is the difficulty of a dive decided?

Shi Tingmao's fourth dive in the 2016 Rio Olympic 3m final was "Forward 3½ Somersaults" with a difficulty coefficient of 3.1. How are such values determined? In general, is the difficulty ...
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Why the divers use a small towel?

During Rio 2016 Olympic diving events it is easy to observe the athletes prepare with a wet small towel both before and after the dive. After the dive this towel is promptly launched into the pool. ...
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Can a diver from 10 m. sustain injury hitting the pool bottom?

An Olympic diving pool is min 5.03 m deep. A diver from 10 m enters the water in "perfect pencil shape" and maintains this shape in the water without "breaking" the dive. Can this diver sustain injury ...
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Could I use a trialthlon swimming wetsuit for diving?

I am a diver, yet I always rent my wetsuits. I have been thinking of making an investment recently, but I haven't gotten around to it, as in Belgium you need some different thicknesses: 7mm (for sure, ...
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On the scoring system for synchronised diving

Whilst watching the current London Olympics I noticed that out of the 10 scores shown for each dive in synchronised diving, a few a crossed out each time. Why are a few of the scores always crossed ...