Tokyo Olympics 2021: Schedule for Diving Events and All Other Details

Published 06/30/2021, 10:03 AM EDT


A lot of people get confused when they hear the term ‘diving.’ It leads to different interpretations as deep-sea diving and scuba diving all come into the picture. However, diving is also an internationally recognized sport where athletes perform acrobatic moves before jumping into the water from a springboard or platform. 

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Diving has garnered a lot of interest due to the difficulty involved in execution. It has been a part of the Olympics since 1904 and has remained on the schedule ever since. 100s of divers take part in the Summer Olympics in hopes of winning medals for their country. But how many events are there in this sport? 

When diving first started out in the Olympics, people were more interested to see who could reach the farthest underwater after making a dive. But as years progressed, springboard diving earned more popularity due to the stunts involved. 

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Olympic schedule for diving

Diving at the Tokyo Olympics will feature 136 athletes. The competition has an age limit (athletes should turn 14 on or before December 31, 2020). The eight scheduled events are split evenly among men and women and will be held from July 25-August 7, 2021

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 16: Silver medalist Jack Laugher of Great Britain poses during the medal ceremony for the Men’s Diving 3m Springboard final at the Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre on August 16, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Tokyo Olympics 2021: How many events will be hosted in diving? 

The Tokyo Olympics is right around the corner and fans are extremely excited about it. It is the time of the year where avid sports fans gather along and enjoy the global spectacle. Diving will be a part of it too, and the Tokyo Olympics will host eight diving events in 2021. 

3 m springboard

10 m platform

Synchronized 3 m springboard

Synchronized 10 m platform

These are the four events that will be contested as part of the diving competition at the Tokyo Olympics 2021. All four competitions will be held for both men and women. 

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A couple of events like plain high diving and plunge for distance were a part of the competition in the past. However, they were scrapped after the discovery of more enticing events involving springboards and platforms. 

China dominated the diving events at the 2016 Olympics and won a total of 10 medals. Great Britain and the United States of America finished with 3 each. Who do you think will dominate in Tokyo this year? 

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Arjun Athreya is a senior writer at Essentially Sports and has been contributing since early 2020. Having developed an avid interest in sports at an early age, he pursued a Journalism degree and graduated from Madras Christian College. Arjun manages the Golf division and its content, and primarily covers news pertaining to the NBA as well.

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