Steve LoBue and David Colturi Send Message From China on High Diving Competition (VIDEO)

Steven LoBue of the USA before he dives from the 27 metre platform during the final competition day of the second stop at the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series in Bilbao, Spain on June 30, 2018. // Romina Amato/Red Bull Content Pool // AP-1W4VG6QV52111 // Usage for editorial use only // Please go to for further information. //
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International Swimming Hall of Fame Historian Bruce Wigo caught up with high divers Steve LoBue and David Colturi at the FINA High Diving World Cup in Zhaoqing, China.

The diving facility in Zhaoqing is the first facility with a permanent 27 meter tower. The City of Fort Lauderdale is in the early stages of evaluating the construction of an iconic High Diving Tower to be included in its 27 Million renovation of the Hall of Fame Aquatic Center.

If constructed, the high tower will be the only one of its kind in the Western Hemisphere and could serve as an International Training center for high divers throughout the world. The top platform sits 87 feet above the diving well and is almost three times higher than the current 10 meter competition platforms.


Photo Courtesy: Hensel-Phelps

High Diving is poised to become an Olympic event as early as 2024. It is currently an approved FINA Diving event for World Championships.

The only other high diving tower in the world was recently constructed in China and is currently hosting its first FINA competition.

Prior to the construction of the high diving tower in Zhaoqing, China, all previous high diving towers were temporary structures.

The City of Fort Lauderdale is poised to create the most iconic, permanent high diving tower in the world.


Photo Courtesy: Hensel Phelps

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