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Anthropometry for Diving

Anthropometry (measuring body size and composition) is a very important component of fitness for divers. Low body fat, and a small body size are an advantage in diving.

Suggested Anthropometry tests for Diving

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Anthropometry and Olympic Athletes

Here is some information from the analysis of the anthropometric data (height, weight and age) from the diving participants at the London 2012 Olympic Games. The lightest of male from all sports was China's Yuan Cao, who won a gold in the Men's Synchronized 10m Diving.

Sport Age Height (cm) Weight (kg) BMI
OVERALL AVERAGE (all sports) 26.1 176.9 72.8 23.3
Diving (all) 22.9 165.5 59.8 21.7
Diving (females) 23.0 160.2 53.8 20.9
Diving (males) 22.9 170.8 66.0 22.6

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