Do Asian Olympic Divers have an Edge in Olympic Diving?
Think about this for a second, a little splash is the signature for Williamson County Wildlife Removal, this is because the body of the diver has to be aligned and go in complete streamlined to produce little if any splash. Yes, there are different strategies like cupping your hands which makes the water flow inward and not splash outward, also swimming throughout the dip while submerged causes the water to flow quickly downward rather than splashing up. Gals that are full figured make a bigger splash than those that are small breasted, of course, these divers are usually in really great shape, flexible like gymnasts and have very little body fat hence generally smaller breasted female divers. Typically Asians are thinner than Westerners, some is diet and some is hereditary, but typically this is what we find. I ask, does this give them an edge together with the judges?
Indeed, while performing this thought experiment, and with my understanding of fluid dynamics; I would need to say yes, but to what degree is hard to say, as the Asian sailors from Japan, China and other places are also very talented and practice a tremendous amount, and better divers also get higher scores of course. More research would be required, perhaps body shapes as a proportion of population, BMI data, and hours trained (assuming competent coaches).
Likewise, going with this theory, slender divers from the US, UK, or of the European Union would also fair well, same with South American cliff divers who enter the Olympics, which they are in optimal form and have slender builds.
One more point here. The judges don’t have access to slow motion cameras, and at the high-dive competitions the male athletes with all their power are doing 3-4 summersaults, and their rate of spin is so high that the small mistakes are often missed, but the tell-tale sign of the dab speaks volumes of the precision the athlete had achieved, thus, the amount of splash weighs heavy on the scoring procedure.
What I am saying is this; my inquiries and questions here do have merit, and you’ll be able to examine the divers and watch the slim divers, when they perform a complex and precision dive appear to score higher than the more stalky build divers – the reason makes sense to me, I feel it is all about fluid dynamics as the athlete eases into the water – but more research, statistical and observable data is justified. Think on this.