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Training Day at Serpent's Lair

Steven LoBue flashes past a few fellow divers on his way down to the natural sea-pool.

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Earlier in the day the athletes had made the trek across the island to the diving spot.

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Jonathan Paredes nervously surveys the scene at Serpent's Lair.

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A peep over the edge for women's defending champion, Rhiannan Iffland.

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Michal Navratil stretches in the warmth and comfort of the divers' tent.

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Newbie nerves? Doesn't seem so as debutante and wildcard, Eleanor Townsend Smart, launches boldy from the 21m platform.

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Talking of newbies, the recently appointed sports director Greg Louganis sends a message up top as the waves crash in behind him.

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Colombian catwalk...Orlando Duque strides down the long platform 27m above the water.

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Sergio Guzman is only just coming down from cloud nine following his win in Japan towards the end of last season.

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Gary Hunt conquered Serpent's Lair last time he was here in 2014. Can he repeat the trick and get off to a winning start?

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After the diving it was time for a little hurling to determine the starting order for Friday's first rounds.

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Ginger Huber soon got into the swing of things.

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Kohl as you like...Wildcard Alain Kohl takes a swipe on the Inis Mór beach.

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