Cliff Diving: A State of Body and Mind

Nikita Fedotov
A closer look at the mechanics of body and mind during every amazing dive

Fans may say that watching cliff diving is like watching pure art in motion, and they're right. Fit, primed, athletic bodies leaping aesthetically from great heights while producing the most graceful and perfectly timed mid-air manoeuvres is clearly a form of art. But behind each majestic freefall there's a whole lot of science too. Acceleration, G-forces, balance, impact, concentration and body control are just a few of the considerations during every cliff dive, and if athletes don't respect and execute each and every part correctly then they could put themselves in real danger.

Watch the clip above to get a better understanding of the science behind every cliff dive.

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