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PHOTOS: Ten Stunning Dives from the World Swim Championships

July 24, 2013 09:37 IST

PHOTOS: Ten Stunning Dives from the World Swim Championships

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Diving as a sport has gone through many changes. But it has evolved as one of the most graceful and spectacular sports.

It is physically demanding as the swimmers perform somersaults, pikes, twists and turns.

Rediff.com gives you a look at ten stunning dives from the ongoing 15th FINA World championships.


Image: Taiwan's Huang En-tien performs a dive
Photographs: Gustau Nacarino/Reuters

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Wu Minxia won an unprecedented sixth world three-metre springboard synchro title when she and partner Shi Tingmao secured China's seventh straight triumph in the event at the world championships in Barcelona.


Image: China's Wu Minxia and Shi Tingmao perform a dive at the women's synchronised 3m springboard final
Photographs: Gustau Nacarino/Reuters

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"These are my seventh world championships but this time I have a new partner with whom I am training since the end of 2012," Wu, who competed in the 2003 edition held in the same Spanish city, told reporters.

 "I am now the leader of the group and I can bring them my experience," she added.

 She hinted there could be more medals to come and that she was not yet thinking about retiring.

 "I know that most girls at my age normally think about other things in life, like forming a family and having children," she said. "I need more time to think about that."


Image: China's Wu Minxia and Shi Tingmao perform a dive at the women's synchronised 3m springboard final
Photographs: Lintao Zhang/Getty Images

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Tania Cagnotto and Francesca Dallape of Italy compete in the Women's 3m Springboard Synchronised Diving preliminary round on day one of the 15th FINA World Championships at Piscina Municipal de Montjuic in Barcelona, Spain.


Photographs: Clive Rose/Getty Images

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Linadini Yasmin and Dewi Setyaningsih of Indonesia compete in the Women's 10m Platform Synchronised Diving preliminary round. 


Photographs: Adam Pretty/Getty Images

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Tonia Couch and Sarah Barrow of Great Britain compete in the Women's 10m Platform Synchronised Diving preliminary round. 


Photographs: Clive Rose/Getty Images

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Zi He of China won the gold in the final of the women's 1m with 307.10. Tania Cagnotto of Italy was second with 307.00 and Han Wang won bronze.


Image: He Zi of China competes in the Women's 1m Springboard Diving
Photographs: Al Bello/Getty Images

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Zsofia Reisinger and Gyongyver Villo Kormos of Hungary compete in the Women's 10m Platform Synchronised Diving preliminary round.


Image: He Zi of China competes in the Women's 1m Springboard Diving
Photographs: Clive Rose/Getty Images

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Paola Espinosa and Alejandra Orozco of Mexico compete in the Women's 10m Platform Synchronised Diving.


Image: He Zi of China competes in the Women's 1m Springboard Diving
Photographs: Clive Rose/Getty Images

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Daniella Nero of Sweden competes in the Women's 1m Springboard Diving final on day four of the 15th FINA World Championships at Piscina Municipal de Montjuic in Barcelona, Spain.


Image: He Zi of China competes in the Women's 1m Springboard Diving
Photographs: Quinn Rooney/Getty Images

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