Concept

Diving (sport)

Summary
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. History Antiquity The Tomb of the Diver, dating to 470 BCE, contains a single enigmatic fresco clearly depicting a young man diving into a curling and waving stream of water. Plunging Although diving has been a popular pastime across the world since ancient time
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