back dive

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back dive

back dive

n.
A dive in which the diver, standing on the end of the board or platform with the back to the water, leaps up and rotates backward.
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For a couple of moments in the video, Dobrev maintains her balance while suspended mid-air, ending the unique experience with a back dive into the water.
Next they did a back flop and then a back dive. Once Oakley had the back dive perfected off the side, Peter moved him up to the diving board to repeat the progression.
Gary Hunt of Great Britain came third; second was Orlando Duque of Colombia and Lobue clinched the win with a back dive.
But while Daley won a single score of 10 for his final back dive, it was lower on difficulty than his rivals to allow American Boudia to steal the most unlikely of wins.
They have a magical knack for fixing anything, and they can teach you how to, do a back dive or change a bike flat.
ON HIS TOES: Mark lines up for a perfect dive in the advert; CRACKING: Comedian Peter Kay comes up for air in the hilarious beer ad; NO FEAR: Mark prepares for a back dive; TOE CURLING: A classy jacknife from Mark; SWALLOW: A graceful flight from the board; MAKING A SPLASH: Mark trains twice a day a spends many hours in the gym Pictures: PHIL SPENCER
201 - Back dive - where the diver turns their back to the water and dives so that they land hands hitting the water first facing away from the board.
The competition seemed to be secure for the Brit, as he managed a single score of ten for his final back dive. However, when his rivals both nailed more difficult combinations he was relegated to third.
While the five dive groups were nearly equally represented in the total number of dives, 57% of forward dives were performed in rounds 1-4, 42% of back dives in rounds 1 and 2, 47% of reverse dives in rounds 7-9, 58% of inward dives in rounds 3, 4, 6 and 7, and 44% of twisting dives were performed in rounds 9-11 ([c.sup.2]=77, df=40, p<0.01).