See Trippy, Technicolor Photos of Olympic Divers

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Gold-medal winners Jack Laugher and Chris Mears of Great Britain warm up before the men's synchronized three-meter springboard final.

Diving, at least to the untrained eye, is better in slow motion. Without gravity, you can see the synchronicity, the aerial gymnastics. Photographer Adam Pretty achieved that in these photos, but with a twist. His images are blurry, Monet-like stills — Olympic divers in a fever dream.

Bronze medalists Yuan Cao and Kai Qin of China warm up before the men's synchronized three-meter springboard final. Photo: Adam Pretty/Getty Images
Lin Yue and Chen Aisen of China at practice. The pair would go on to win the gold in the men's ten-meter synchronized diving competition. Photo: Adam Pretty/Getty Images
Great Britain trains. Photo: Adam Pretty/Getty Images
A gold-medal dive from Jack Laugher and Chris Mears of Great Britain. Photo: Adam Pretty/Getty Images
Kristian Ipsen of the United States will compete in the men's three-meter springboard next week.
Juliana Veloso of Brazil. Photo: Adam Pretty/Getty Images
Andrea Chiarabini and Giovanni Tocci of Italy came in sixth in the men's synchronized three-meter springboard final. Photo: Adam Pretty
See Trippy, Technicolor Photos of Olympic Divers