It requires the proper springboard, a pool of the right depth, and of course, years of training. But for many divers in the London 2012 Olympics, the precious seconds between springboard and water, it’s also about immense concentration.
That concentration, combined with somersaults, spins, twists, and turns while heading face first into the water can yield amusing facial expressions. With hands clasped around their legs, twisting furiously, the last thing on any athlete’s mind is how they are photographed.
Source.Daily Mail U.K.