# How are diving scores calculated?

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## How is Synchronised diving scored?

Scoring & Judging

During a synchro event, three judges score the completion of Diver A’s performance, while three other judges score the completion of Diver B’s performance. The remaining five judges score the synchronization of two divers. Each judge scores a dive between 0 and 10 points, in half-point increments.

## Why are scores crossed out in diving?

The highest two scores and the lowest two scores for each dive are then removed to ensure only the most even judgements are considered and eradicate the possibility of the judges influencing the points one way or the other.

## What is a good high school diving score?

When a dive is better than average (satisfactory) it should be scored in the Good Category (or higher) this includes scores ranging from 7 to 8. If it is slightly better a 7 is appropriate, if it is significantly better a 7½ or an 8 if it is bordering on very good.

## How is diving difficulty determined?

The Degree of Difficulty factor for each dive is calculated on the basis of its body position, the number of somersaults and/or twists, and other factors. The D.D. scores for a particular dive may change over time based on official consensus by the governing body, and new dives are periodically added.

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## Why do divers shower after every dive?

“Divers shower in between dives typically just to keep themselves and their muscles warm,” he says. They usually rinse off in water that’s warmer than the pool. … Diving is such a precise and fast-twitch sport, if the diver gets a little cold and tight, it could really affect their performance.”

## What is the highest score in diving?

Daley produced a solid final dive, which put the pressure back onto the two Chinese divers to deliver…and they did. Yang’s dive, a forward 4 1/2 somesaults, broke the Olympic record for the highest scoring dive at an Olympic Games with 112.75 points with Cao also scoring over 100 points (102.60 to be exact).

## Why are divers so ripped?

Divers look so lean and muscular on the board because of the dedication they put into their weight training. The 3m springboard specialists tend to focus more on lower-body power, so do a lot of squatting, but 10m divers just want to build fast explosive power.

## Who has the highest single dive score in Olympic history?

As a diver, he was the 2008 Olympic champion in the 10m platform, and he is the 2nd highest single-dive score in Olympic history (at the time it was the highest scoring dive ever). This made him the first openly gay athlete to win an Olympic gold medal.

Matthew Mitcham.

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## How high do Olympic divers dive from?

Male competitors leap from a 27-meter-high platform, while female competitors jump from a 66-foot platform. While males usually dive from a height of 22-27 meters (72-89 feet), women generally dive from a height of 18-23 meters (59-75 feet) during other formal events.

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## What is a balk in diving?

Balk: When a diver initiates motion to begin a dive but discontinues before leaving the diving board. A balk is declared by the referee and causes a deduction of two points per judge. If the diver balks again or falls into the water, the referee declares a failed dive.

## Why do some scores not count in diving?

The top two and bottom two scores for each dive are then removed. This is to eliminate the possibility of judges manipulating a diver’s score. Scoring is a bit more complicated in synchronised events, for which there are 11 judges.

## What is a failed dive?

From the approach to the hang time to the judges that score it, diving is quick, hectic and difficult for most involved. … A score of zero indicates a failed dive; 0.5-2 is unsatisfactory; 2.5-4.5 is deficient; 5-6.5 is satisfactory; 7-8 is good; 8.5-9.5 is very good and 10 is excellent.