Whereas in diving, contestants are judged upon their ability to land as smoothly as possible in the water, in splash diving points are awarded for the size of the splash that is created on impact.
But leading competitors say that it doesn’t hurt as much as it looks.
“The pain is minimal,” said newly-crowned world champion Rainhard Riede from Bavaria, adding that the more often he jumps the less it hurts.
“You get used to it,” said pre-competition favourite Lukas Eglseder.
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