An extreme sport for belly floppers! The "divers of death" make funny poses as they throw themselves from a 10-foot board before making very painful splash landings in the strange Norwegian sport
- The sport sees the competitors jump from a table of ten meters and pose before the impact
- Tenth Norwegian World Diving Championships took place in Oslo
- Emil Lybekk was crowned winner of the sport with his side sausage roll
Bhvishya Patel for Mailonline
Diving death may not sound like everyone's cup of tea, but sport has become a global reference point in recent years.
The peculiar sport, known as Dødsing in its native Norway, involves competitors who jump off a ten-meter-high springboard while tensing or curling their bodies before impact.
The tenth Norwegian World Diving Championships, which took place in Oslo, saw Emil Lybekk crowned the winner of the risky sport with his sausage jump to the sides.
The tenth Norwegian Diving World Championships in Oslo saw reckless jumping from a 10 meter high springboard. Emil Lybekk being crowned winner of the 2018 championship
Known as Dødsing in their native Norway, the sport involves competitors who jump off the trampoline while tightening or curling their bodies before impact.
The phenomenon has taken a global platform in recent years thanks to the Internet age
During the footage, Emil, who overtook Filip Julius Devor and last year's champion, Truls Torp, can be seen performing several pirouettes and turns before squeezing the body when landing in the water.
After discovering that he has occupied the first place, Emil seems delighted with his success and the crowd shares his joy.
The goal of painful sport is to pose for as long as possible and bend the body slightly just before touching the water to avoid injury.
It is believed that the phenomenon was initiated during the 1950s at the Frognerbadet pool complex in Oslo.
The goal of the sport is to pose for as long as possible and bend the body before touching the water to avoid injuries
It is believed that it was a pioneer during the 1960s in the Frognerbadet pool complex in Oslo
The first world championship was held in 2008 and since then it has attracted thousands of spectators
Paul Rigault, one of the founders of the International Dødsing Association, told Visit Norway: "It's a low-threshold virility test open to any & # 39;
However, it was only in 2008 that the World Championship was held in Oslo and thanks to the Internet era catapulted the sport on a global scale.
Paul Rigault, one of the founders of the International Dødsing Association, told Visit Norway: "It is a low-threshold test of virility open to anyone, all you need is a 10-meter-high dive and water.
"The other reason is maybe that Norway lacks its own identity abroad, the Finns have the sauna, but what does Norway have?