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    (CNN)When professional cliff diver Eleanor Smart got her foot tangled in a plastic bag after diving into the seemingly pristine waters around Greece, it hit home that something was wrong. The American, who is taking part in the new season of Red Bull's cliff diving series, has since devoted her time to cleaning up the world's oceans, one beach at a time.Alongside her partner and fellow diver Owen Weymouth, Smart founded 'The Clean Cliffs Project' -- an initiative that looks to prevent plastic pollution and educate people in ways to maintain our natural surroundings. Now, as she travels the world with her sport, she finds time to give back to the stunning places she feels so privileged to dive in. "It was just one of those 'what?' moments," she tells CNN Sport, recalling the time in Greece she realized something should be done. Read More"I came up and that really hit me hard because I think a lot of it is things you can't necessarily see. "If you don't see it yourself, it can be very hard to get involved...
    (CNN)For Lisa Wright, an elite-level diving judge from New Zealand, it was supposed to be the highlight of her career -- the chance to adjudicate at the sport's premier event at the Olympics. But the scenes that unfolded after the men's 10-meter platform final in Tokyo last year "darkened" her Olympic experience for some time, Wright says. They also led to an official complaint being lodged by Diving New Zealand and Wright against Zhou Jihong -- a vice-president of water sports governing body FINA and one of the most influential figures in diving -- on the grounds of harassment and abuse. That was after Zhou, who has been dubbed the "Iron Lady" of Chinese diving, allegedly launched a verbal tirade at Wright at the 10m platform event's conclusion for underscoring Chinese divers. "She was on poolside screaming at me and yelling at me -- it was definitely one of the most humiliating experiences of my life," Wright tells CNN Sport. Read MoreZhou was later ordered by a FINA Ethics Panel to write a letter of apology to Wright.However, some members...
    DAVID JENKINS, a member of Team GB’s Olympic coaching staff, has tragically died aged just 31. British Swimming have confirmed that he passed away over the weekend with the cause of death unknown. 2Team GB Olympic diving coach David Jenkins has died 2Dive London is home to Olympic gold medalists Tom Daley and Matty LeeCredit: Getty He was the Development Lead Coach for Dive London, which is England’s top diving program and based out of the London Aquatics Centre. Even though Jenkins was not their primary coach, Dive London is home to Olympic gold medalists Tom Daley and Matty Lee. Jenkins had worked there for eight years and coached divers – Noah Williams and Scarlett Mew-Jensen – who both represented Team GB in Tokyo. Williams, 22, finished 27th in the 10 meter platform event while Mew-Jensen, 19, was 22nd in the 3-meter springboard. Team GB’s divers secured a joint-record medal haul at a Games. Most read in SportLive BlogFURY WILDER 3 Gypsy King dropped TWICE but WINS epic, Bronze Bomber will NOT retireSKATER TRAGEDY Russian speed skater Ruslan Zakharov dies...
    Tokyo 2020 set record for Mexico in an apartment: seven fourth places. Seven events in which the national delegation came very close to getting on the podium. Many criticisms have been made about it. But Alejandra Orozco, A bronze medalist in synchronized diving, he defends the performance of Aztec athletes, as he assures that none of them go to the Olympic Games with the idea of ​​losing. “It gives me emotion, I think it was about getting closer, it was not the merit either, but they gave their best, they tried, we all tried, we all left our souls and there are many factors that cause positions to be given or those places to be given. I insist, all of those who finished fourth and those who stayed a little further behind, in my case sixth place in individual (his bronze medal was synchronized), we are more motivated because we know that we are closer, that we have two or three years to classify again and to return to the next ones. Instead of seeing it as something bad...
    Quan Hongchan poses with her gold medal and the Chinese national flag at the medal ceremony for the Women's 10-meter Platform final. Bai Yu/CHINASPORTS/VCG via Getty Images Diving star Quan Hongchan's family and neighbors are being pestered by thousands of tourists after her gold medal victory. Local media reports that the unwelcome visitors have been swarming Quan's village against her family's wishes. Village authorities have since closed off the area to all visitors, said local media. 10 Things in Politics: The latest in politics & the economy Loading Something is loading. Email address By clicking ‘Sign up’, you agree to receive marketing emails from Insider as well as other partner offers and accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Chinese teenager Quan Hongchan's perfect score victory for gold at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics has turned her into a worldwide sensation, but the 14-year-old's celebrity status is now attracting thousands of unwanted tourists in her small hometown. Tourists and internet celebrities chasing social media clout have flocked to her village of Maihe in the province of Guangdong...
    Heat and humidity at the close of the Olympics. See which Latin Americans got medals. Why do Olympic divers shower and use those little towels between jumps? This is a special edition of our newsletter 5 things about the Olympic Games. 1 Heat and humidity at the close of the Olympic Games Heat, humidity and tropical systems have been the nemesis of athletes during these Olympics, and the closing weekend will bring more of the same. Although heat and humidity in July and August are common, these levels were above average. 2 Latin Americans who won medals Latin American athletes won several medals at the Tokyo Olympics. Here we introduce you to each of them. Cuba and Brazil lead the regional group, followed by Ecuador, with two historical golds. Venezuela celebrates the unprecedented gold of Yulimar Rojas. This week Colombia obtained important silver medals, Mexico was left with bronze in soccer. And in Argentina the silver of the Leonas stood out in field hockey. Colombia and Cuba celebrate new medals 1:16 3 The best images of the...
    Saturday Men 10m Platform Semifinal 1. Cao Yuan, China, 513.70 (Q). 2. Yang Jian, China, 480.85 (Q). 3. Aleksandr Bondar, ROC, 464.10 (Q). 4. Thomas Daley, Britain, 462.90 (Q). 5. Viktor Minibaev, ROC, 447.50 (Q). 6. Cassiel Rousseau, Australia, 444.10 (Q). 7. Oleksii Sereda, Ukraine, 416.05 (Q). 8. Rikuto Tamai, Japan, 413.65 (Q). 9. Jordan Windle, United States, 409.80 (Q). 10. Brandon Loschiavo, United States, 409.75 (Q). 11. Andres Isaac Villarreal Tudon, Mexico, 405.55 (Q). 12. Kawan Figueredo Pereira, Brazil, 400.40 (Q). 13. Nathan Zsombor-Murray, Canada, 397.85 (R). 14. Rafael Quintero Diaz, Puerto Rico, 397.55 (R). 15. Kim Yeongtaek, South Korea, 374.90. 16. Woo Haram, South Korea, 374.50. 17. Timo Barthel, Germany, 364.50. 18. Sebastian Villa Castaneda, Colombia, 341.40. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    Alaska plane crash: 6 people dead in floatplane tour crash Struggling Sydney warned to brace for higher Covid numbers © Clive Rose—Getty Images Tom Daley of Team Great Britain is seen knitting in the stands during the men's 3-m springboard final on day eleven of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Tokyo Aquatics Centre on Aug. 03, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. Tom Daley has been making a name for himself at the Tokyo Olympic Games on and off the diving board. The British diver, who has been competing in the Olympics since he was 14 years old, won a gold medal last week in synchronized 10-m platform diving alongside his diving partner, Matty Lee. Daley, though, has stayed in the headlines thanks to what he calls “his secret weapon”—his knitting skills. Daley went viral when he was spotted knitting while cheering on the divers at the women’s 3-meter springboard final. It was such an unexpected sight that the BBC’s sports commentators mentioned it on air during their coverage of the diving competition. “What do you reckon he’s crafting there?”...
    When US Olympic Diving Team member Jordan Windle competes in the men's 10-metre platform diving competition this weekend, he'll be doing it for his dad. At 18 months old years old, Jordan was sick, malnourished, and fighting for his life in a Cambodian orphanage — until his father, Jerry Windle, flew halfway around the world to adopt him as a single parent. Now 22, Jordan has reached the pinnacle of his sport and is readying to compete on the world stage on Friday, but he told the Today show he'll really only be thinking of one person watching at home in California: 'I tell everyone, when they ask me why I dive, I dive purely for my dad and how much he loves watching me.' Ready for gold! US Olympic Diving Team member Jordan Windle competes in the men's 10-metre platform diving competition this weekend Amazing! He is the first diver of Cambodian descent to compete in the Olympics Biggest fan: Jordan said he is diving for his dad: 'I'm hopefully going to make him proud' If the naysayers and homophobes had...
    (CNN)Viewers of the Tokyo Olympics are apparently a little baffled by the behavior of athletes in the diving events. Divers typically emerge from the water after a plunge and immediately take a quick shower by the side of the pool -- even though they are already wet. Then they dry themselves off with little towels -- even though they will get wet again on their next dive."Why do divers shower after each dive?" has been one of the top Google searches about the Olympics in the past week. So yes, why? As the platform diving events continue this week, we spoke to Jacob Brehmer, diving coach for Ball State University in Indiana, for some answers. Why divers showerRead MoreAccording to Brehmer, the answer comes down to one thing. "Divers shower in between dives typically just to keep themselves and their muscles warm," he says. They usually rinse off in water that's warmer than the pool.Indoor diving pools like the one at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre must maintain water temperatures of at least 26 degrees Celsius (78.8 degrees Fahrenheit), according to...
    TOM DALEY has displayed his new Tokyo 2020 themed knitted cardigan on his knitting Instagram page. The diver, 27, won his first Olympic gold medal early last week and has spent much of his time since knitting. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Tom Daley (@madewithlovebytomdaley) He was spotted knitting in the stands of the Aquatics Centre last Sunday during the final of the Olympic Women's 3m springboard final. But Daley also had a bigger project on the go since the start of the Games - his very own Olympic cardigan. He was keen to show it off in an Instagram video, with the white cardigan bearing the word 'Tokyo' in Japanese. Other embroideries include the letters 'GBR' representing Team GB, as well as a Union Jack on the left sleeve. The back of the cardigan is very extravagant, boasting 'TEAM GB' in between the Team GB logo - a lion's head - and above the Olympic rings. Alongside the photo Daley posted a caption that reads: "When I got to Tokyo, I wanted to make something...
    TOKYO (AP) — It could have been confused for a lesson in computer coding on the scoreboard: 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10. And in some ways, it was. China’s divers are programmed from an early age to strive for perfection. The 14-year-old Quan Hongchan delivered it with two of her five dives in a dominant performance to claim the gold medal in women’s 10-meter platform at the Tokyo Olympics on Thursday. All seven judges gave Quan perfect 10s for her second and fourth dives in the five-round competition. Perfection was achieved first with an inward 3 ½ somersaults tuck then more ‘oohs’ and ‘aahs’ followed for a backward armstand with 2 somersaults and 1 ½ twists. For her final dive, a backward pike with 2 ½ somersaults and 1 ½ twists, Quan received six more 10s. With IOC president Thomas Bach watching at the Tokyo Aquatics Center, Quan ended with 466.20 points to finish comfortably ahead. Her Chinese teammate Chen Yuxi claimed the silver medal with 425.40 points. The 15-year-old Chen won the 10-meter platform title at the...
    ANDREA Spendolini-Sirieix and Lois Toulson both made the 10m platform diving final. But only after each making a mess of one of their five attempts. 3Andrea Spendolini-Sirieix booked her place into the 10m platform diving final this morningCredit: Reuters 3And she'll be joined in the final by fellow Brit Lois ToulsonCredit: Getty Toulson stood joint fifth after her opener but then got her second dive, a reverse 2 ½ somersault which was the easiest of the five routines on her programme, badly wrong to plunge to 14th. With only the top 12 to qualify, it meant Toulson, girlfriend of three-time Olympic medallist Jack Laugher, could not afford another mistake. And the 21-year-old from Huddersfield pulled herself together to get back into the top 10 after round three and a terrific fourth effort, an inward three and a half somersault with tuck, earned 72.00pts, her best of the contest. That moved Toulson up to sixth and another solid dive on her final effort eased her into the final in ninth behind Hongchan Quan of China. Spendolini-Sirieix, daughter of “First Dates” maitre...
    Getty Diver Delaney Schnell checks her scores during the US Olympic Trials. On Wednesday evening, American diver Delaney Schnell could inch closer to capturing her second medal of the Tokyo Olympics. Along with fellow Team USA diver Katrina Young, the 22-year-old Schnell will compete in the women’s individual 10-meter platform semifinal. With a strong showing there, she’ll book a spot in the final with a chance to join Krysta Palmer — who just won bronze in the three-meter springboard event — as the only American women to capture individual diving medals since Laura Wilkinson the Sydney Games in 2000. As it stands, she looks to be in a strong position to do so. Her combined score of 360.75 ranked No. 3 overall during the preliminary round. Moreover, she finished just four points behind China’s Quan Hongchan at No. 2. Chen Yuxi, also of China, posted the top score of the round. With Schnell’s double-up opportunity looming, here are five facts you need to know about the Iron Mountain, Michigan product.1. Before Turning to Diving, She Was a Top-Notch...
    Pentagon identifies police officer killed in attack Labor allies ditch Cuomo following AG report on sexual harassment investigation Watching Jordan Windle execute a perfect dive from the 10-meter platform — analogous to jumping headfirst from a three-story building — you’d never know he was scared of anything.  © Provided by NBC News “I’m afraid of heights,” he told NBC Asian America, “but I love putting on a show. Being able to fall from 10 meters and create such a little splash — the reaction is incredible.” After placing second at the Olympic trials in June, the University of Texas at Austin senior will compete in the men’s 10-meter platform preliminary at the Tokyo Olympics on Friday. The 22-year-old diver, who was adopted at 18 months old from Cambodia by a single gay American man, has spent the last 15 years preparing for this moment. © Provided by NBC News Image: Jordan Windle (Dylan Buell / Getty Images) “On the 10-hour flight here, I could not sleep,” Windle said. “I was just sitting there super anxious and was actually shaking...
    COVID-19 live updates: Delta variant now 93% of all sequenced cases in US Infections Top 200 Million; WHO Seeks Booster Halt: Virus Update Watching Jordan Windle execute a perfect dive from the 10-meter platform — analogous to jumping headfirst from a three-story building — you’d never know he was scared of anything.  © Provided by NBC News “I’m afraid of heights,” he told NBC Asian America, “but I love putting on a show. Being able to fall from 10 meters and create such a little splash — the reaction is incredible.” After placing second at the Olympic trials in June, the University of Texas at Austin senior will compete in the men’s 10-meter platform preliminary at the Tokyo Olympics on Friday. The 22-year-old diver, who was adopted at 18 months old from Cambodia by a single gay American man, has spent the last 15 years preparing for this moment. “On the 10-hour flight here, I could not sleep,” Windle said. “I was just sitting there super anxious and was actually shaking a little bit thinking about having to compete...
    After getting 6th place in the Olympic final of the 3-meter springboard in Tokyo 2020, Rommel pacheco says goodbye to a 28-year sports career. The Mexican diver Rommel pacheco He accumulated all kinds of medals in Universiade, Central American, Pan American and even World Cups, but none in the highest sports fair. In his official Twitter account, the pride of Yucatán shared a thread with his reflections about his farewell to professional sports as a diver: “The time has come to hand over the baton to the new generations of sports in Mexico, who will have to support me from other trenches.” The time has come to hand over the baton to the new generations of sport in Mexico, who will have to support me from other trenches. @ majin332093 # Tokyo2020 #JuegosOlimpicos pic.twitter.com/d65WCONfmA – Rommel Pacheco (@Rommel_Pacheco) August 4, 2021 After four participations in Olympic Games, a world championship, multiple wins in the Pan American Games and almost 30 years of experience, the multi-medalist says goodbye to diving: “I will continue being as the Olympic motto says; taller, faster...
    TOKYO (AP) — Xie Siyi and Wang Zongyuan gave China another 1-2 finish in Olympic diving, claiming gold and silver in men’s 3-meter springboard Tuesday. The Chinese divers held the top two spots after both the preliminaries and the semifinals, and it was more of the same in the finals. Xie broke down in tears when the scores for his final dive were posted, a string of 9.0s and 9.5s that clinched the victory with 558.75 points. Wang came over to give his teammate a hug. The biggest drama was for the silver, but Wang nailed his final dive to finish with 534.90 and hold off Jack Laugher of Britain. Laughter was only 2.05 points behind Wang going to the final round but over-rotated his entry a bit on his highest-difficulty dive, a forward 2 1/2 somersaults with three twists. The telltale splash left him with 518.00 points and the bronze. Laugher has won a medal on the springboard at the last two Olympics, having claimed a silver at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games. Long the world’s dominant diving...
    (CNN)If competitive diving doesn't work out, Tom Daley can always pursue a career as a knitwear designer. The Olympic gold medalist had his eyes on the wool and not the water, in a viral photo of him knitting in the stands at the women's three-meter springboard final in Tokyo on Sunday. Daley -- fresh from winning his first-ever Olympic gold in the men's synchronized 10-meter platform last week -- caused a stir online, with many viewers keen to know exactly what the purple creation he was working on was. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Tom Daley (@madewithlovebytomdaley) Early Monday, he took to social media to show off his handiwork -- a dog sweater."I made my friends some doggy jumpers! It is the cutest little pattern to follow by @knittingland ❤️ How cute do they all look?! I was making another one at the pool yesterday lol" TV star. Lover of crochet. And now after four Olympics, Tom Daley has elusive gold medalRead MoreThe 27-year-old athlete took up knitting and crochet last March to get himself through...
    Tom Daley has revealed he was making a dog sweater in the viral photo of him knitting in the stands during the women's diving final at the Tokyo Olympics.   The diver, 27, is fresh off his first-ever Olympic gold medal in the men's synchronised 10m platform last week, and decided to get out his needles and wool during the Women's 3m Springboard Final at the weekend.   Responding to the viral snap with a picture of what he was making, he wrote on his Instagram Story on his page Made With Love By Tom Daley: 'For those asking what I'm making here ... I am making a dog jumper for @izzythe.frenchie.' Downtime: Tom Daley has revealed he was making a dog sweater in the viral photo of him knitting in the stands during the women's diving final at the Tokyo Olympics He later shared the finished piece for the social media famed dog with his followers  The star also revealed he was working on a Team GB cardigan,, sharing snaps of himself working on the masterpiece during a break in training.       RELATED...
    Tom Daley shown in the stands with knitting needles and a handmade creation. Joe Giddens - PA Images/Getty Images Tom Daley was knitting while watching the women's springboard diving final Sunday in Tokyo. Daley, 27, said that learning to knit and crochet has helped him through the Tokyo Olympics. He previously hand-knitted a pouch to protect the gold medal he won with Matty Lee. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Tom Daley delighted fans when he was spotted knitting while cheering on competitors in the women's three-meter springboard diving final in Tokyo. Daley, who won gold alongside Matty Lee in the men's synchronized 10-meter platform event, was seated in the spectator stands at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre on Sunday. At one point, cameras panned away from the action to show Daley with knitting needles in hand and a concentrated look on his face.  Tom Daley was caught on camera knitting while watching the Tokyo Olympics. Joe Giddens - PA Images via Getty Images The 27-year-old was dressed in a Team Great Britain ensemble while he seemed to knit...
    25 movies that deal with prehistoric times How Much You Should Have in Your Retirement Fund at Ages 30, 40, 50 and 60 The United States is the all-time leader in Olympic diving medals.  Until Sunday, however, it hadn't claimed individual hardware in 21 years. Krysta Palmer ended the drought by securing bronze in the 3-meter springboard final with a total score of 343.75 over five dives. Palmer's bronze was the first U.S. Olympic medal in individual diving competition since Laura Wilkinson won gold on the platform at Sydney in 2000. It was the first for the U.S. on the 3-meter springboard since Kelly McCormick won bronze in Seoul in 1988. © Provided by Yahoo! Sports Krysta Palmer's Olympic hardware is a rare prize for modern U.S. divers. (Al Bello/Getty Images) China's continues run of dominance atop diving podium The gold and silver medals? They went to China, of course. Shi Tingmao won gold in dominant form with a score of 383.50, securing a sweep at 3 meters after winning gold in synchronized diving alongside Wang Han. The tally...
    OLYMPIC champion Tom Daley was spotted knitting in the stands during the final of the Olympic Women's 3m springboard final. Daley, 27, won his first Olympic gold medal last Monday alongside Matty Lee in the Men's synchronized 10m platform. 2Tom Daley works on his latest knitted design inside the Aquatics Centre 2Daley poses withhis first Olympic gold medal alongside Matty Lee And ahead of the Men's individual final on Friday the Brit looked relaxed with his needles in hand. Seated inside the Tokyo Aquatics Centre the diver worked on a pink and blue design surrounded by fellow athletes and officials. After picking up gold earlier in the week he displayed a new knitted pouch he made to hold his shiny new medal. The design bears a Union Jack on one side and a Japan flag on the other, with Daley saying he created it to avoid his medal getting scratched. He said in a post on Twitter: "One thing that has kept me sane throughout this process is my love for knitting and crocheting and all things stitching. "This means...
    TOKYO (AP) — Hearing the start of her introduction, Chinese diver Shi Tingmao put one foot on the top spot of the podium. She sheepishly stepped back down and waited for the announcer to finish. It was the only mistake she made all day. Shi easily won the women’s 3-meter springboard title on Sunday, earning her second diving gold medal of the Tokyo Olympics. Once on the podium, a smiling Shi raised both arms in triumph. “I’ve waited so long for this moment,” Shi said through a translator. “There were a lot of expectations. I feel satisfied.” Shi added the individual 3-meter title to the springboard synchro gold she earlier won with Wang Han, successfully defending both of her titles from five years ago in Rio de Janeiro. The Chinese have won four of the first five diving events. They took silver in men’s 10-meter platform synchro. “They’re so consistent,” bronze medalist Krysta Palmer of the United States said. “They have a lot of pressure, but I think they handle it pretty well.” Shi led all five rounds, totaling 383.50...
    TOKYO (AP) — The scrapes on her knee, stomach and forearms have long since healed. Well worth the price for that 400-meter gold medal. The last time everyone saw Shaunae Miller-Uibo on the Olympic stage, the sprinter from the Bahamas was diving across the finish line. It was a memorable moment from Rio. In Tokyo, she’s trying to make her mark in another way — with the possibility of a difficult double. Miller-Uibo is chasing after the 200 gold and — depending on how she’s feeling — defending her 400 crown. That would require four races spread over two days, including the first round of the 400 meters and the 200 final 12 hours apart on Tuesday. That’s a lot of work. But she’s game. What’s a little pain for gold, right? After all, she flew over the line with her arms spread out to edge Allyson Felix by 0.07 seconds in Rio. Miller-Uibo felt those aches for days and days after the race. “But it was all worth it,” Miller-Uibo told The Associated Press. “I wouldn’t trade those...
    TOKYO (AP) — China had another dominating performance at the Olympic diving pool, taking the top two spots in the semifinals of the women’s 3-meter springboard on Saturday. In a repeat of the preliminaries, defending Olympic champion Shi Tingmao posted the highest score over five dives and teammate Wang Han ranked second. The pair already teamed up to win the 3-meter synchronized event. Shi led the way with 371.45 points. Wang (346.85) and Canada’s Jennifer Abel (341.40) were the only ones even close to the leader, stamping China as a huge favorite in Sunday’s final to earn its fourth diving gold in five events at these games. The top 12 moved on to the final, a group that included Americans Krysta Palmer and Hailey Hernandez. Palmer was fifth and Hernandez 10th. But Canada’s Pamela Ware made a stunning mistake after finishing fourth in the prelims and ninth going into her final dive of the semifinals — good enough to advance. She botched the takeoff and simply plopped into the pool feet first, a failed dive that resulted in...
    Jack Laugher, Daniel Goodfellow. Getty/Sergei Bobylev Great Britain's Jack Laugher concluded that diving is a "b----" after failing to defend his Olympic title. Laugher finished second last in the 3 meter synchronized springboard title alongside Daniel Goodfellow. "Today was just a bad day," Laugher, who won gold in the same event at Rio 2016 said. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Great Britain's Jack Laugher was unable to offer any explanation for the calamitous defence of his Olympic synchronized diving title, concluding that "diving is a bit of a b----." Laugher became Britain's first ever Olympic diving champion four years ago in Rio, winning gold in the men's 3 meter synchronized springboard title alongside Chris Mears. Diving alongside new partner Daniel Goodfellow in Tokyo, however, the duo narrowly avoided finishing last. Four of the pair's six dives were scored as the worst of the round and they ended the competition a massive 85 points behind winners China.  "Today was just a bad day and everybody has them," said Laugher. "Sometimes you can't put your finger on it....
    U.S. Senate approves union lawyers to NLRB, giving Democrats control Roads, broadband and bridges: Heres whats in the infrastructure agreement Diving has been a part of the Olympics since the 1904 St. Louis Games and today, diving is one of the most popular of the 46 sports featured in the Summer Games. For the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, we found answers to some of your most-Googled questions about the sport. Why do divers shower between dives? Why do Olympic divers use tiny towels and wear even tinier bathing suits? TODAY spoke to Leslie Hasselbach Adams, USA Diving's high performance manager and education coordinator, to answer some of your most frequently searched questions about the highly-anticipated diving competitions at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.Who is on the U.S. Olympic diving team?After the U.S. diving trials wrapped on June 13, 11 divers qualified for Team USA: Andrew Capobianco, 21, Tyler Downs, 18, Alison Gibson, 22, Hailey Hernandez, 18, Michael Hixon, 27, Brandon Loschiavo, 24, Krysta Palmer, 29, Jessica Parratto, 27, Delaney Schnell, 22, Jordan Windle, 22, and Katrina Young, 29. Three of...
    CDC recommends masks for vaccinated people in high transmission areas. What does that mean? Cuomo wants N.Y. workers back in offices by Labor Day, tells businesses to deny unvaccinated patrons If you’ve tuned in to any Olympic diving events, you may have noticed that sprinklers spray water over the surface of the pool between dives. It seems like it could be to replenish liquid that sloshed over the sides after a dive—but world-class divers hardly make a splash. So what’s the point of wetting something that’s already as wet as it could possibly be? In this case, as Sporting News reports, it’s a safety measure. The Fédération Internationale De Natation (FINA), which oversees Olympic swimming events, mandates “surface agitation … to aid the divers in their visual perception of the surface of the water” [PDF]. In other words, the sprinklers create ripples across the water, which makes it easier for divers to see how far they are from the surface of the pool. That way, they can time their flips and twists to culminate right before they hit the...
    TOM DALEY has found a novel way to prevent his gold medal from getting scratched… by knitting his very own tea-cosy holder! The Team GB diving sensation took home the top prize in the 10m synchronised platform at Tokyo 2020 after a brilliant performance with Matty Lee. 3Tom Daley has knitted a tea-cosy holder to protect his Tokyo 2020 Olympic gold medal And Daley showed he was also a very capable knitter by showing off a specially-made holder for his Olympic gold. In an Instagram post, Daley wrote: “Thank you to all my fellow stitchers! “Learning to knit and crochet has helped me so much through these Olympics. “And we won GOLD yesterday. I made a little medal case too. Yay!” Daley was over the moon as he dethroned defending Chinese champions Cao Yuan and Chen Aisen on Team GB’s ‘Magic Monday’. Daley won bronze medals at both the London and Rio Games. And he broke down in tears on the podium as he received his first-ever Olympic gold. Daley has since revealed his Tokyo 2020 dream was almost ended...
    Lee helped secure Daley's first-ever Olympic gold medal. Han Haidan/China News Service via Getty Images Team GB divers Tom Daley and Matty Lee won their first gold medals at the Tokyo Olympics on Monday. After their win, Daley surprised "work husband" Lee with a gold Olympic ring.  The joint winners of the men's 10-meter synchronized diving event now share matching rings.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. A day after winning his first-ever Olympic gold medal on Monday, Team GB diver Tom Daley uploaded a YouTube video showing how he surprised his diving partner Matty Lee with an Olympic gold ring.  Daley, who rose to fame after qualifying for the 2008 Olympic games in Brazil, is also a YouTuber with more than 900,000 subscribers.  "It's been such a crazy rollercoaster ride," Daley said while introducing the clip that was posted on Tuesday. "I mean, I've been diving for 20 years, four Olympic games, and many events and many attempts at trying to win an Olympic gold medal and this guy rocks up on his first Olympic games,...
    Even with a mistake that led to their lowest scoring dive, Wang Zongyuan and Xie Siyi couldn't be caught. The Chinese led all the way in winning men’s the 3-meter synchronized springboard on Wednesday, giving the diving powerhouse its third gold medal of the Tokyo Olympics. Wang and Xie finished with 467.82 points in their Olympic debuts. They hugged each other and their coaches, and shed tears in celebration. "We were really feeling relieved," Wang said through a translator. "Three hours ago, I was an unknown athlete. Now I can say I'm winner of the Olympics." Wang, who is 19, views the 25-year-old Xie as a big brother. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM "He has experience, he's very steady, always very calm, self-controlled," Wang said. Xie said of his partner: "He's willing to learn and he's a fast learner." Wang and Xie gave China a gold medal in the only event it didn't win five years ago in Rio de Janeiro. The Chinese earned seven golds at the 2016 Games. The U.S. earned its second diving medal...
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    Tom Daley's husband already has an impressive prize on display at their house. Now, Daley can add an Olympic gold medal to the collection. Daley and Matty Lee of Britain narrowly won the 10-meter synchronized diving on Monday at the Tokyo Olympics, upsetting favored China and keeping the diving powerhouse from any chance of a golden sweep. Thomas Daley and Matthew Lee of Team Great Britain pose for photographers with their gold medals after winning the Men's Synchronized 10m Platform Final on day three of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Tokyo Aquatics Centre on July 26, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. / Getty Images Daley and Lee totaled 471.81 points in the final, edging the Chinese duo of Cao Yuan and Chen Aisen by 1.23 points. Cao and Chen settled for silver with 470.58. Daley's American-born husband, Dustin Lance Black, won a screenwriting Oscar in 2008 for "Milk." Black keeps it in a downstairs bathroom, leading visitors to mistake it for a toilet brush. Tom Daley (L) and Dustin Lance Black (R) attend the GQ Men of the Year...
    (CNN)He's a TV star and a lover of crochet. And now at his fourth Olympics, Tom Daley is finally an Olympic gold medal winner.Team GB's Daley ended his long wait to top an Olympic podium after winning the men's synchronized 10-meter diving competition with his partner Matty Lee on Monday.The British duo had to wait while Chinese pairing Cao Yuan and Chen Aisen completed their final dive at Tokyo 2020, breaking into emotional celebrations once it became clear they had won gold.Having never dropped out of the top two throughout the competition, the British duo finished with 471.81 points, 1.23 ahead of China, with the Russian Olympic Committee third.It is Daley's third Olympic medal -- he won bronze in both 2012 and 2016, after making his Olympic debut in 2008 as a 14-year-old.Read MoreDaley and Lee hug after winning the synchronized 10m platform diving final.The 27-year-old could be seen in tears as the British national anthem -- "God Save The Queen'' -- played during the medal ceremony."Oh my goodness, it's kind of unbelievable," Daley told reporters afterwards. "I've dreamt, as...
    DIVING commentator Leon Taylor's enthusiastic commentary stole the show after Tom Daley and Matty Lee won Team GB's first-ever gold in the 10m synchronised dive. The 2004 Athens silver medalist traded the 10m platform for diving commentary. 4Peter Waterfield (left) and Leon Taylor (right) picked up the silver medal at the 2004 Athens Olympic GamesCredit: GETTY IMAGES 4Daley and Lee took a massive risk in their final dive but pulled it offCredit: GETTY IMAGES 4Daley and Lee pose with their gold medals and the Union JackCredit: GETTY IMAGES And Taylor's witty humour on the mic has earned him a lot of new fans, with television viewers taking to Twitter to tell him just how much they love him. Daley and Lee took a massive gamble with the toughest dive in the sport, a forward four and half somersault with a 3.7 degree of difficulty. And under the pressure, they absolutely nailed it. Team GB roared and their coaches hugged and jumped for joy. Daley and Lee scored 101.01, for a total of 471.81 - dethroning the Chinese defending champions...
    ADAM Peaty launched a golden dawn for Team GB as he sparked Tokyo 2020 take-off. Swim star Peaty was one of THREE British golds in the space of five hours as the country’s biggest overseas Games team cast off their weekend woes. 7Adam Peaty won Team GB's first gold medal of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic GamesCredit: Getty 7Tom Daley teamed up with Matty Lee to secure top prize in the 10m synchronised divingCredit: PA Peaty romped to his expected 100m breaststroke gold, becoming the first British swimmer to retain an Olympic title. And the 26-year-old 'Staffordshire pool terrier' lit the blue touchpaper on a glorious morning for British sport. Four-and-a-half hours after Peaty earned gold and just 30 yards away from the swimming pool pad that confirmed his triumph, diver Tom Daley and new partner Matty Lee shocked world and Olympic champions Yuan Chao and Aisen Chen of China to win the 10m platform synchro. The hat-trick was completed by mountain biker Tom Pidcock, who produced a brilliant solo ride to crush his opponents and become Britain’s first Olympic champion...
    TOM DALEY sealed his first Olympic gold medal 13 years in the making in today's 10m synchronised diving alongside Matty Lee. The Plymouth-born sensation burst onto the scene in Beijing aged just 14 back in 2008. 2Tom Daley and Matty Lee stunned in the 10m synchronised divingCredit: Getty 2The British duo tussled with the Chinese world championsCredit: Getty And after a topsy-turvy journey since, he has reached diving's very pinnacle 13 years later. British pair Daley and Lee tussled with the Chinese reigning champions Cao Yuan and Chen Aisen for six pulsating round.. And when Cao and Chen faltered in Round Four by over rotating, the initiative was handed to Team GB. Daley and Lee held their nerves in the following round, going into their final dive a point behind China. And they were picture perfect in Round Six, receiving an astonishing 101.01 score to seal gold. But they were made to sweat, as Chen and Cao produced a breathtaking final dive to try and snatch gold away, but it wasn't quite enough to spoil Daley and Lee's dream come...
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