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examples of dives
examples of dives
There are some 90 different dives that are distinguished by their start position, their form in flight and the figure presented (somersault, twist).
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forward three-and-a-half somersault tuck
Dive started in the forward position; during flight, three and one-half rotations are executed in a tucked position and the water is entered head first.
reverse dive with a twist
Dive started in reverse position; the athlete then executes a body spin and enters the water head first.
forward somersault with a twist
Dive started with a run-up walk in the forward position; the diver then executes a forward body spin and enters the water feet first.
Part of the dive between the start and the entry; whatever the type of dive chosen, the diver must demonstrate suppleness, elegance and fluidity.
height of the dive
Elevation attained during takeoff; it must be sufficient enough for the diver to complete the series of planned movements.
Final part of the dive, the moment when the diver enters the water.
While in flight, the feet must be together and the toes extended, regardless of the type of dive.
Depending on the type of dive, the arms may be stretched along the body, toward the feet, over the head or by the sides.
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