Diving at Birmingham 2022 promises the spectacle of individual and synchronised divers maintaining immaculate form as they somersault towards the water.
Among the events at the games will be the 1m and 3m springboard events, together with the 10m platform event with its spectacular twists, turns and somersaults. The result of each event is determined by a panel of judges who will score each dive, splitting it into the approach and starting position, the take-off, the flight through the air, and the entry into the water.
Each diver performs multiple dives, with the panel of seven judges giving each dive a mark out of ten. When a diver has completed all their dives, the top two and bottom two scores are discarded. The remaining three are added together and multiplied by the dive’s degree of difficulty, with the highest score claiming the Gold.
In synchronised diving events, the judging panel is made up of 9 judges – three rate each diver on the criteria above, while the remaining six judge how in sync the pairs are.
Previous Commonwealth Games Appearances
Diving was included on the programme at the first ever Commonwealth Games in 1930, and has featured at every event since then.