Diving is the sport of jumping or falling into water from a platform or springboard, sometimes 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.
Diving is one of the most popular Olympic sports with spectators. Competitors possess many of the same characteristics as gymnasts and dancers, including strength, flexibility, kinaesthetic judgment and air awareness.
The success of Greg Louganis has led to American strength in diving internationally. China came to prominence several decades ago when the sport was revolutionized by national coach Liang Boxi. Other noted countries in the sport include Russia, Great Britain, Italy, Australia and Canada.
Other articles related to "competitive diving, diving, competitive":
... A native of California, he won his first collegiate diving title for Santa Ana Junior College, a school that did not have a pool ... third place finishes at the conference and state swimming and diving competitions ... Lee said, "Diving-wise, he was the greatest competitor I've ever coached ...
... Diving is also popular as a non-competitive activity ... Such diving usually emphasizes the airborne experience, and the height of the dive, but does not emphasize what goes on once the diver enters the water ... Such non-competitive diving can occur indoors and outdoors ...
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