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Equipment (such as springboards, platforms and tower) for diving; during a competition, the divers execute several dives and the points they earn are cumulative.
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Water forced under pressure across the surface of the water to provide the diver points of reference during a dive.
Official in charge of enforcing the rules, giving the starting signal and marking the major errors committed during a dive.
Individuals who evaluate the performances; seven judges (nine for synchronized diving) award a mark out of 10 based on technique and poise.
table of results
Space reserved for officials in charge of calculating the points (in case of computer problems) and for writing the competition report.
Official who presents the competitors, the dives executed (and their degree of difficulty) and the final marks.
surface of the water
3 m platform
1 m springboard
Device for adjusting the springboard to the springiness required at takeoff.
3 m springboard
Springboard: structure with a flexible board and a skidproof surface from which dives are performed.
5 m platform
Platform: fixed rigid board with a skidproof surface from which dives are performed.
7.5 m platform
10 m platform
Fixed structure supporting several platforms of various heights; at the Olympic Games, only the 10 m platform is used.
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