Traditional platform and springboard diving events simply weren’t enough for FINA, so they added high diving…and for that we thank them! High Diving debuts at the 2013 FINA World Championships with a lot of media interest and fanfare. Women leap from 20 meters and men from 27 meters above the water. They reach speeds of up to 50 mph upon impacting the HOH. If you’re a swimmer who has played around jumping from the 10 meter platform, you understand the rush of air, how gravity yanks you down mercilessly, how hitting the water wrong can feel like slamming into concrete. This event is not for the faint of heart!
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About Gold Medal Mel Stewart
MEL STEWART Jr., aka Gold Medal Mel, won three Olympic medals at the 1992 Olympic Games. Mel's best event was the 200 butterfly. He is a former World, American, and NCAA Record holder in the 200 butterfly. As a writer/producer and sports columnist, Mel has contributed to Yahoo Sports, Universal Sports, …Read More »
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