is an Olympic sport
. Brought to the Olympic Games in Sydney
, the diving
event features two divers who attempt to perform identical or mirrored dives. For example, if one diver were performing a forward dive in the pike position
, the other diver would perform either an identical forward dive or an inward dive in the pike position, which mirrors its motions. The event is judged by three separate panels consisting of nine judges total, one panel (of two judges) for each diver and one panel (of five judges) to judge the synchronization of the dives. This means that if both divers make identical errors in performance of their dive, they may still attain high scores from the synchronization judges.