Diving is a sport that requires strength, power, agility, balance, flexibility and, certainly, a dose of fearlessness. In both the individual and synchronized diving competitions, each dive is awarded a degree of difficulty based on the type of maneuver performed. The diver’s position, the number of somersaults and twists, and the take-off height are all considered.
The competition for both duet and team events consists of a technical routine and a free routine, each performed to music within a definitive time limit. The duet is comprised of two members, and the team is comprised of eight members.