World's Best Take the Plunge

Poetry in motion from the US Diving Grand Prix in Fort Lauderdale

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The Dolphins, diving isn't. But these images from the U.S. Grand Prix in Fort Lauderdale this weekend are pretty stunning. This is Carol Ann Ware of Canada, flying high and making it look easy.
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The contest at the Fort Lauderdale Aquatic Center is one of the most prestigious events on the six-nation Grand Prix tour, and the only one on American soil. Uncle Sam's own Terry Horner and Landon Marzullo dive during the Men's Synchronized 3 Meter Springboard Final.
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Previous competitions have featured Olympic champions Greg Louganis, Laura Wilkinson, Matthew Mitcham, Mark Lenzi, Guo Jingjing and Dmitry Sautin along with the best international competitors representing more than 20 countries.
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Blake Aldridge of Great Britain hurls himself off the platform during the Men's preliminaries.
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One plunging, one mid-dive, and one poised to leap. Practice sessions are pretty busy.
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Haley Ishimatsu of the USA dives in the Women's Platform preliminaries.
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Um, the pool's a bit grimey. Don't we have something for that? Countries participating include Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Columbia, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Spain, and Sweden.
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Hannah Thek and Rachel Bugg of Australia.
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Yorick De Bruin and Ramon De Meijer of The Netherlands dive during the Men's Synchronized 3 Meter Springboard Final.
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Abby Johnston of the USA.
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Monica Marcus (left) and Carla Rivas dive during training. Fort Lauderdale has hosted the Grand Prix for 40 years.
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We're both sorry and not sorry for this image of Germany's Pavlo Rozenberg mid-dive.
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Jack Laugher of Great Britain, or, as we like to call him, "Person Who Looks Like Heath Ledger in 10 Things I Hate About You When He Dives."
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How American Troy Dumais still has a tongue is beyond us.
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Okay, we're really to go swimming now.
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Tonia Couch of Great Britain dives during the Women's 10 Meter Platform Final.
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He Min of China gives good face.
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Rachel Kemp of Canada. Many of the participants at the Grand Prix are World or Olympic champions.
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Tammy Tagagi of Brazil dives during the Women's 3 meter springboard preliminaries.
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Sergey Nazin of Russia enjoys an invisible sky couch.
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Karla Elizabeth Rivas of Mexico dives in the Women's Platform preliminaries.
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Kristian Ipsen of the USA thinks your forward-facing dives are pansy.
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Hannah Thek and Rachel Bugg of Australia wrap it up.
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Seriously, this pool needs a scrubbing.
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Off she goes, into the cloudy blue yonder: Carol Ann Ware of Canada.
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Americans Haley Ishimatsu and Mary Beth Dunnichay show us how it's done. And by "it," we mean "things we'd kill ourselves trying."
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Bonnie Tyler would be sad for American Abby Johnston, who couldn't quite create a total eclipse near her heart.
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And...scene. A really, really, high scene.
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