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diving installations click to hear : diving installations

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 jets referee judges table of results speaker surface of the water 3 m platform 1 m springboard fulcrum 3 m springboard 5 m platform 7.5 m platform 10 m platform diving tower

water jets click to hear : water jets

Water forced under pressure across the surface of the water to provide the diver points of reference during a dive.

referee click to hear : referee

Official in charge of enforcing the rules, giving the starting signal and marking the major errors committed during a dive.

judges click to hear : judges

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 click to hear : table of results

Space reserved for officials in charge of calculating the points (in case of computer problems) and for writing the competition report.

speaker click to hear : speaker

Official who presents the competitors, the dives executed (and their degree of difficulty) and the final marks.

surface of the water click to hear : surface of the water

3 m platform click to hear : 3 m platform

1 m springboard click to hear : 1 m springboard

fulcrum click to hear : fulcrum

Device for adjusting the springboard to the springiness required at takeoff.

3 m springboard click to hear : 3 m springboard

Springboard: structure with a flexible board and a skidproof surface from which dives are performed.

5 m platform click to hear : 5 m platform

Platform: fixed rigid board with a skidproof surface from which dives are performed.

7.5 m platform click to hear : 7.5 m platform

10 m platform click to hear : 10 m platform

diving tower click to hear : diving tower

Fixed structure supporting several platforms of various heights; at the Olympic Games, only the 10 m platform is used.