Entries Tagged 'diving' ↓

new Circus show in China

Franco Dragone‘s next project is, no surprise, another water show.

A Film Park including his new “Han Show” are both scheduled to open December 2014 in Wuhan, China.

The preview looks GREAT. :-)

The audience chairs will move during the performance.


80 to 85 percent of the cast will be Chinese from disciplines like diving, gymnastics, synchronized swimming and ballet.

Cirque du Soleil stopped their shows in Japan and Macao. But Dragone’s House of Dancing Water has been going strong in Macao since 2010.

related – Wanda’s grand cultural plans in Wuhan

first female airflares?

Kanami and Myw from Japan.

via Dvora

6 to 10yr-old Chinese divers

For once one of these articles on intense Chinese youth sport schools does not include photos of children crying.

In Anshan city of Anhui Province, a group of children aged from 6-10 years old are committed to diving practice for a whole 2 years. At the end of the training, they either get selected into the official diving regiment, or go home. …

spotting diving

diving physical prep

read the article – Life in a youth diving camp

(via Thomas G Trapp)

the real Triple Lindy


Thomas G Trapp:

This guy gives new meaning to the ‘Triple Lindy’

Talenthouse – New Zealand


slow motion diving

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

Thanks Vadim.

SWING GAME – Swing Jumping

Looks like fun.

SWING GAME – Swing Jumping World Championships 24.7.2014 in Kotka, Finland


Click PLAY or watch some 2013 highlights on YouTube.

(via Thomas Trapp)

world record dives

Thomas Trapp sends this link.

Yang Jian scoring 118 and 123 on his 109b at the London leg of the Fina Diving World Series.

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The dive is a front 4.5 pike and is the most difficult dive being done off the 10 meter. Only a few men in the world are accomplished enough to use it.

In the prelims he set a world record for a single dive (118 points) and in the finals he broke his own world record with these scores 10, 10, 9.5, 9.5, 10, 10, 10. When you cross out the two highest scores and the two lowest scores he keeps a perfect 30 net points and when you multiply that by the degree of difficulty (4.1 – highest D.D. dive in the world) you get a record setting 123 points. He ended up winning the event with an unheard of 626 points meaning for 6 dives, he scored over a 100 points on each dive. Highly unusual. This guy is the early favorite to win in Rio 2016.

greatest dive ever – Triple Lindy

Thornton Melon aka Rodney Dangerfield.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

(via Greg Roe)

Nanjing YOG, Nanning Worlds

Easy to confuse. :-(

Nanjing Youth Olympic Games Aug 16-28th, 2014

3,600 athletes, 28 sports including Artistic, Rhythmic and Diving



Nanning World Artistic Gymnastics Championships Oct 3-13th, 2014

9,247 spectator capacity

9,247 spectator capacity

A = YOG Nanjing, Jiangsu

B = Worlds Nanning, Guangxi

CHN map

related – Olympics.org – The Year of the Nanjing Youth Olympic Games

Thanks Jeff.

CHN diving 10m synchro

2013 National Games Synchronised Men’s 10m Platform Highlights

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Tough to beat.

(via Thomas Trapp)

Giraffes diving

Short film by Nicolas Devaux.

Produced by Cube Creative Productions & Orange.

With the participation of Arte, the support of the City of Paris and the partnership of CNC.

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Thanks Stu.

best of the web 2013

This tightly edited montage includes some of the best acrobatic clips of the year.

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Here’s the list of 187 videos used for this compilation.