High diving has taken the plunge into the sports mainstream.
Thousands of people turned out Monday to watch 14 competitors descend from the height of a nine-story building into Barcelona's harbor in the first two rounds of the inaugural men's high diving final at the swimming world championships.
Cliff diving great Orlando Duque totaled the day's best score of 217.10...
Qiu Bo won his second consecutive world title in the men's 10-meter platform on Sunday, giving China its ninth gold medal in 10 diving events at the world championships.
Defending champion Qiu destroyed the 12-man field with his six dives -- including two near perfect efforts -- to rake in 581 points.
Olympic champion David Boudia's 517.40 points earned him a second consecutive...
Gold medalist David Boudia (boo-DY'-uh) may add the vault to the 10-meter platform in 2016.
Boudia tells WLFI-TV (http://bit.ly/SsGVjf ) he is considering trying to compete in both gymnastics and diving at the next Olympics in Rio De Janiero.
The Noblesville, Ind., native says there's ''a very outside shot'' he will try to tackle dual sports in Rio, but...
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August 16, 2012
In recent years China has dominated diving the way it usually dominates table tennis.
At the 2008 Beijing Olympics, China won gold in 7 of the 8 diving events and took 11 of 24 total diving medals. In Athens, the Chinese won gold in 6 of the 8 diving events and took 9 overall medals. China won 5 gold and 10 overall medals in diving in 2000.
China’s emergence as a diving superpower...
David Boudia knows about pressure. He spent the entire Beijing Olympics focusing on his competition - probably a little too much.
He came home empty handed.
After that experience, he let go of the idea of winning medals above all else, and just focused on doing his best at the sport he picked up 11 years ago because his friend's father won some free lessons at an auction.
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August 13, 2012
China is still the powerhouse of Olympic diving.
But ever so slowly, the rest of the world is catching up.
Just ask American David Boudia, who's leaving London with a gold medal around his neck.
Showing the Chinese can be defeated, Boudia pulled off a stunning upset of Qiu Bo in 10-meter platform Saturday on the final night of competition at the Olympic Aquatics Centre, giving...
David Boudia won the men's 10-meter platform at the London Olympics on Saturday, giving the U.S. its first gold medal in diving since 2000.
Boudia clinched the gold with his last dive, winning by 1.8 points over Qiu Bo of China.
The American scored 568.65 points in the six-dive final. Qiu took the silver at 566.85.
Tom Daley of Britain settled for the bronze at 556.95 after...
Chinese favorites Qiu Bo and Lin Yue led the 10-meter platform diving semifinals Saturday, while defending champion Matthew Mitcham of Australia failed to qualify.
The reigning world champion, Qiu advanced with 563.55 points. Lin, who won gold with Huo Liang in 10-meter synchronized at the 2008 Beijing Games, was next with 541.80 points.
David Boudia of the United States qualified...
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August 11, 2012
NBC puts out a daily press release noting the highlights of their television coverage for the next day. Given the difficulty sometimes in knowing what event is being televised when and where, we'll share that schedule from NBC with you the previous night so you can set your DVRs and plan accordingly. The schedule is sorted by network. Below NBC's press release...