Despatie begins his dive by standing on the edge of the 10-meter platform with his back to the pool.
He springs up and away from the platform, pulls his arms to his body and begins somersaulting and twisting simultaneously. For style points he must keep his legs taut, his feet together and his toes pointed.
He finishes his 2� twists—while completing one somersault—assumes the pike position (legs straight, knees to forehead) and begins to somersault rapidly.
As he does the final 1� revolutions, he sees the blue of the pool flash by, helping him keep his bearings.
He unfolds for splashdown.
He is going 30 mph as he pierces the water, arrowlike, hands together. He has "ripped" his entry, making nary a splash.