D 2 COMPETITIONS

Diving Rules 2009-2013

D 2.1 General

D 2.1.1 The order of diving shall be determined by a random draw prior to all preliminary competitions. The draw shall be held at the Technical Meeting prior to the preliminary competition. When available, an electronic draw shall be used.

D 2.1.2 In the semi-finals, the divers shall compete in reverse order of their ranking determined by the total scores at the end of the preliminary competition. In the case of a tie, the dive order shall be determined by a draw between the affected divers.

D 2.1.3 In the final competition, except where a tournament system is used, the divers shall compete in the reverse order of their ranking determined by the total scores at the end of the semi-final competition. In the case of a tie, the order shall be determined by a draw between the affected divers.

D 2.1.4 When the tournament system is used, the divers shall compete in all remaining sessions of the competition in the reverse order of their ranking determined by the total scores at the end of the preliminary competition. In the case of a tie, the order shall be determined by a draw between the affected divers.

D 2.1.5 The total number of dives executed in one session shall not exceed 210. In that case the session shall be divided into two or more sessions, unless a double panel system is used.

D 2.1.6 If a diver is unable to compete at the beginning of any session, the diver ranked next shall advance to the next session, in order to have the prescribed number of divers in each session.

D 2.1.7 When two or more divers score the same number of points, a tie shall be declared for that particular place.

D 2.1.8 In the individual events, the diver with the highest total points shall be declared the winner of that event.

D 2.1.9 In the synchronised events, the team with the highest total points shall be declared the winner of that event.

The procedure for protests is outlined in GR 9.2.

D 2.2 1 metre springboard

D 2.2.1 At the World Championships there shall be a preliminary and final competition. The final competition shall be conducted in a tournament system, the details of which shall be decided by the Bureau on recommendation of the Technical Diving Committee.

D 2.2.2 The final shall comprise the top twelve (12) ranked divers from the preliminary competition.

D 2.3 3 metre springboard and 10 metre platform

D 2.3.1 At the Olympic Games and World Championships there shall always be a preliminary, a semi-final, and a final competition.

D 2.3.2 The semi-final shall comprise the top eighteen (18) ranked divers from the preliminary competition and the final shall comprise the top twelve (12) ranked divers from the semi-final.

D 2.3.3 The preliminary and final competition are separate events, each starting from zero (0) points.

D 2.4 Synchronised Diving - 3 metre springboard and 10 metre platform

D 2.4.1 There shall be a preliminary and a final competition.

D 2.4.2 At the World Championships, the final shall comprise the top twelve (12) teams from the preliminary round.

D 2.4.3 The preliminary, semi-final and final competition are separate events, each starting from zero (0) points.

D 2.4.4 In the case of the Olympic Games, if pre-qualification of the number of teams is required, competitions may be held separately and in advance at different venues to establish the teams that qualify.