Despite the existence of more ancient evidence, we can start classifying diving as a sport from the beginning of the nineteenth century, and more precisely in 1811 in Germany. Here, some swimmers from Halle, Saxony, began to put on a show diving from makeshift trampolines set on the banks of the Spree. It seems that the idea came from observing a group of salt workers from Halle, who threw themselves into puddles of fresh water to rinse off the accumulated salt at the end of their working day. In 1904, during the Olympic Games in St. Louis, diving became an Olympic sport.
Top 10 record breaking high dives
- 1. The highest dive
- 2. The “fastest” dive
- 3. The maximum score achieved with a dive
- 4. The highest dive into shallow water
- 5. The highest dive with bungee jumping
- 6. The highest number of Olympic gold medals
- 7. The first mention of diving in arts
- 8. The highest dive from a waterfall
- 9. The most victories in the red Bull Cliff Diving World Series
- 10. The fastest dive in the animal kingdom
1. The highest dive
2. The fastest "dive"
Among others, Red Bull, the company sponsoring this event, broke the record of live streaming views on YouTube: more than 8 million viewers connected at the same time to watch this impressive feat.