When diving made its Olympic debut at St Louis 1904, athletes aimed for the longest jump. Now their spectacular aerial acrobatics are judged to the minutest detail. In Rio, men and women compete in four events, individually or in duos, from 10m and 3m.
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Divers jump into a pool from a platform or springboard, performing intricate acrobatic manoeuvres that are marked by judges – the winner is the diver who scores the most point.