"Dancing In The Air" by Norbert Hartyanyi
The most spectacular part of the historical Hungarian sports event, the 17th FINA world championship is the high diving when competitors jump from an extreme hight: women jump from 20meters, men from 27meters. In case of men it means a 3 second free fall, and it carries huge risks of possible injuries therefore competitors have to reach the water foot forward as during their speed can reach even 90 kms/hr. Every time jumpers are watched by light divers in the water so that they can provide assistance in case of trouble. This was the first time in the history of world championships when competitors didn't jump in natural water but in an artificially built pool. The pool at the foot of the 34-meter high, 10-ton tower was built in the Danube's river bed on a 870 square meter concrete platform whose diameter is 15 meters with a 6 meters depth.