Spotlight Sport - Diving Diving Since divers and swimmers both end up in water, they're mistakenly linked in the minds of most viewers. However, diving http://www.edgate.com/copernedit/html/summergames/inactive/spotlight_sport/divin
Extractions: Since divers and swimmers both end up in water, they're mistakenly linked in the minds of most viewers. However, diving actually has more in common with gymnastics than it does with swimming. Fancy diving is believed to have begun in the 1600s as part of the gymnastics movement that was popular throughout Germany and Sweden. Fancy dives are classified into four basic types: (1) the "layout," (2) the "pike," (3) the "tuck," and (4) the "free style." In the layout or "straight" dive, the body must not be bent in any fashion. In the pike, the body is bent at the hips and the knees are kept rigid. In the tuck, the body is compactly bunched with thighs drawn to the chest. The fourth dive, the free style, may include twists or other intricate movements in the air. Competition
Spotlight Sport - Wrestling Wrestling Of the two styles of wrestling, GrecoRoman and freestyle, Greco-Roman is the classic form, the style of wrestling http://www.edgate.com/copernedit/html/summergames/inactive/spotlight_sport/wrest
Extractions: Of the two styles of wrestling, "Greco-Roman" and "freestyle," Greco-Roman is the classic form, the style of wrestling practiced by the ancient Greeks. Although differences in techniques are numerous, the most obvious is that Greco-Roman is confined to upper-body grappling. Freestyle, by contrast, involves the entire body, and leg attacks are permitted. Europeans tend to favor the Greco-Roman classical style, while North America's best wrestlers are attracted to the freestyle. United States collegiate wrestling, for example, is very similar to international freestyle. Today, the training and techniques of each style are so specialized that most wrestlers concentrate on one style or the other.