High diving

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High diving is a sport which debuted at the 2013 World Aquatics Championships in Barcelona.[1] Men jump from a 27 metres (89 ft) high platform while women jump from 20 metres (66 ft) platform.[2] High diving has been labelled a separate sport from regular diving by FINA.

The first female world champion in this sport was Cesilie Carlton of the USA who won with a total score of 211.60.[3][4]

World records for highest dive[edit]

Men[edit]

Date Place High diver Height Video Notes
1984  ? United States Dana Kunze 52.4 m (172 ft) [5]
7 April 1985 Ocean Park Hong Kong United States Randy Dickison 53.2 m (174 ft 8 in) [6] Multiple fracture of the left leg
30 August 1987 Villers-le-Lac, France Switzerland Oliver Favre 53.9 m (177 ft) [7]
27 September 1997 Žďákovský most, Czech republic Czech Republic Rudolf Bok 58.28 m (191.207 ft) [8] Multiple fracture of thoracic vertebrae

Women[edit]

Date Place High diver Height Video Notes
1982 Rome, Italy United States Debi Boccia 33.3 m (109 ft 4 in)
7 April 1985 Ocean Park Hong Kong United States Lucy Wardle 36.8 m (120 ft 9 in) [6]

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