LONDON (AP) China is still the powerhouse of Olympic diving.
But ever so slowly, the rest of the world is catching up.
Just ask American David Boudia, who's leaving London with a gold medal around his neck.
From its humble beginnings with the "plunge for distance" in 1904, Olympic diving has come a long way over the last 108 years. Today, it's competed by some of the world's greatest athletes, whose complex midair twists are matched in impressiveness only by the gentle grace of their landing. Learn about the differences between the platform and springboard events, how the respective disciplines are judged and the various types of dives that can often leave spectators breathless.