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## What does degree of difficulty mean in diving?

The degree of difficulty is **a numerical value given to a dive**, which is multiplied by a judge’s score of a dive. The degree of difficulty is based on a formula that adds together the different components of a dive.

## How is diving score calculated?

All diving scores in a meet are assigned a point value from one to ten, in half-point increments. The score of each dive is calculated by **first adding the total awards of the judges**. … The raw score is then multiplied by the degree of difficulty of the dive, producing the diver’s total score for the dive.

## How is the Olympic diving scored?

After each dive, each judge will award a score out of **10**, zero being a complete failure and 10 being perfect. The judges consider four main criteria: the approach and starting position, the takeoff from the platform or springboard, the flight through the air and the entry into the water.

## How is Olympic diving difficulty rating?

At the Olympics, dives are scored by seven FINA-appointed judges. The judges rate the execution of every dive on a scale of 1-10, including half-point margins. … The current degree of difficulty rating for this dive **is 3.5**. Our diver is awarded the following scores from the judges: 7.5, 8.0, 7.0, 7.5, 8.5, 7.0, 8.0.

## What is meant by degree of difficulty?

Degree of difficulty (DD, sometimes called tariff or grade) is a concept **used in several sports and other competitions to indicate the technical difficulty of a skill, performance, or course**, often as a factor in scoring.

## How are diving scores calculated synchro?

Scoring & Judging

During a synchro event, **three judges score the completion of Diver A’s performance**, while three other judges score the completion of Diver B’s performance. The remaining five judges score the synchronization of two divers. Each judge scores a dive between 0 and 10 points, in half-point increments.

## What is the highest degree of difficulty in diving?

At the Beijing Olympics in 2008, the most complex dive had a degree of difficulty rated at 3.8; this was a reverse 2½ somersault with 2½ twists. Today the most difficult dive is **a reverse 4½ somersault in** the pike position rated at 4.8. More difficult dives are anticipated by FINA, the sport’s world governing body.

## What do the crossed out scores mean in diving?

Why are some scores crossed out in diving? **The highest 2 scores and the lowest 2 scores are crossed out**. These scores are discarded to help prevent any manipulation of scores from the judge’s side. This then allows a more objective point of view on the scores and can discard any outliers.

## How do they score 10m diving?

Scoring is done by **a panel of seven judges**. For each dive, each judge gives a score between 0 and 10 with 0.5-point increments. The top two and bottom two scores are discarded. The remaining three scores are summed and multiplied by the degree of difficulty to give a dive score.