Synchronized Diving

So you already know I am an Olympics enthusiast (to say the least), but seriously, can we talk about synchronized diving...  WHOA! AMAZING!  Did you watch it?  It is just crazy how synchronized these divers are, down to the last spin, turn, tuck, pike...you name it!  I mean, diving off a diving board, somersaulting 4-5 times in the air before seamlessly breaking the water is hard enough, but doing it in sync with another person, phenomenal!  I can barely manage an ordinary dive off the low board...

I saw a friend comment on facebook, something to the likes of "I wish the commentators would explain how these athlete got into synchronized diving!"  AGREED!  I just simply can't imagine my parents suggesting, "Okay kids, after soccer practice, we're heading to the diving boards, ready to hit the water?!"  

This event was fascinating to watch, and I was especially impressed with the Mexican team (who earned silver), their form was literally breathtaking!

Did you watch?

images/chinadaily

10 comments

Robyn said...

yeah-i was thinking the same-was thinking they must be gmnasts and the coach just said, how about doing this into water...from a very high board???

Mrs. S said...

We watched it last night too! Four sommersaults in 1.9 seconds by the Mexicans! I had not watched this event before. Amazing!

heather{land} said...

I know! I watched the girls one. I didn't even know it was an event until this Olympics! Amazing!

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

We did watch last night! That is a really good point - how DID they get into that event?

Shoko said...

Yes! It's mind-boggling, isn't it? I belly-flop every time I attempt a dive :)

Meg {henninglove} said...

i seriously think that has to be the hardest sport, i mean diving at the same time, flips, twirls, all of that crazy

Aspiring Kennedy said...

I sure did! And I was cheering for Tom Daley with the rest of the British tweens. All of the P&G commercials showing the children as future Olympians are great. The ones with the child standing on the 10 m diving board scares me every time.

Joanna Goddard said...

wow, these photos are AMAZING!!

Gloria said...

I was totally prepared to make jokes about synchronized diving when I heard about it, and theeen I watched the event. Seriously amazing!!

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