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diving.Diving will be one of the most spectacular events of Manchester 2002. Taking place in the brand new, futuristic Manchester Aquatics Centre, spectators will be able to see the top divers in the Commonwealth battling for gold.

Diving's Commonwealth heritage is rich indeed as it has been present at every games since 1930 and since then it has grown in popularity, producing intense rivalry between nations. Canadians Alexandre Despatie and Eryn Bulmer pipped the Aussies to the golds in Kuala Lumpur and Canada will be looking to repeat the feat once more in Manchester although the British divers will be hoping to perform well on home soil.

Whether the divers are leaping from a height of one metre or ten, one thing guaranteed is the gymnastic grace of the competitors as they push the boundaries of the possible in the quest for a medal.

The diving events are scheduled to take place over the first three days of the games beginning with the men and women's one metre springboard on the first morning of competition.

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