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How high is an Olympic diving board?

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Olympic diving boards for men and women rest 3 meters above the water, which must be at least 5 meters deep. The springboard is adjustable for more or less spring, at least 4.8 meters long and a half-meter wide and equipped with a non-slip surface.

Men's and women's events using the springboard include the 3-meter springboard dive and the 3-meter springboard synchronized dive, while men's and women's platform dives and platform synchronized dives are both done from a 10-meter platform. Springboard and platform events have been included since the 1908 Olympic Games in London, with women first taking part in diving events at the 1912 Stockholm Olympic Games.

Sources:

  1. olympic.org

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