Simply stunning to watch. Teams from all over the world will battle the United States in the men’s synchronized 3 meter springboard diving finals at the 2016 Rio Olympics on Aug. 10 at 3pm EST. Watch every dive live from Rio online here!
It is all going down at the Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre when teams from Germany, Mexico, Italy and more take on the Americans in an epic synchronized diving competition. American’s Michael Hixon and Sam Dorman will be diving for the U.S. and have as good of a chance as any country to medal. Divers in this final round will be judged on entries, take-offs, flights, degree of difficulty and much more. WATCH THE SYNCHRONIZED 3m SPRINGBOARD DIVING FINALS HERE.
Synchronized diving competition is not as simple as solo diving because it involves two competitors diving at the same time from boards right next to each other. The judges will focus on how each team of two dive individually as well as how well they are synced as a team. The closer they are to performing in time with each other, the better the score.
The teams which may give the Americans the most trouble may include divers from Russia, China and home team Brazil. Great Britain also has a fantastic diving duo which very well could run away with a gold in this event. The Russians enter this contest after a controversial start to the 2016 Rio games. Over 100 Olympians on the Russian team were disqualified for participating in a government sanctioned doping program. With a team eligible in this event, the Russians have a rare chance to steal a medal after losing so many athletes to the disqualification. No Cable TV? Relax! Click Here to learn How To Watch The Olympics Online
HollywoodLifers, who will you be rooting for in this competition? Do you think the American team has what it takes to bring home the gold in this event? Let us know who you feel is the best synchronized divers in the world!