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of jumping or falling into water from a
, sometimes while performing
. Diving is an internationally-recognized sport that is part of the
. In addition, unstructured and non-competitive diving is a recreational pastime.
Diving is one of the most popular
sports with spectators. Competitors possess many of the same characteristics as
rs, including strength, flexibility,
judgment and air awareness. Some professional divers were originally gymnasts or dancers as both the sports have similar characteristics to diving.
The United States dominated international competitive diving through much of the twentieth century. China came to prominence when the sport was revolutionized by national coach
. Other noted countries in the sport include Russia, Great Britain, Italy, Australia and Canada.
Recently a new branch of the sport named
has been gaining prominence, held in outdoor locations from improvised platforms of 27m height.
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