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.
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... 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 ...
... Finishing moves Diving DDT Swan dive headbutt (Diving headbutt) Signature moves Back body drop Backhand chop Diving crossbody Double leg takedown Dropkick ...
... The maximum diving depth of the free diver is mainly determined by the ratio of the total lung capacity (TLC) of the lung to the residual volume (RV) ... Since free-diving depth is dependent on the tolerable compression of the lungs, until the middle of the 1950s diving doctors believed that free diving ...
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“A worm is as good a traveler as a grasshopper or a cricket, and a much wiser settler. With all their activity these do not hop away from drought nor forward to summer. We do not avoid evil by fleeing before it, but by rising above or diving below its plane; as the worm escapes drought and frost by boring a few inches deeper.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)
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