Inside the Guardian’s Data Visualization Play for Rio

While plenty of people will get a thrill from watching Tom Daley’s synchronized diving, few will be scrutinizing it at the level of the Guardian’s data visualization team, as it calculates the torque of each twist from the springboard to the exact angle he enters the water.

Each day throughout the games the Guardian will produce a standalone visualization of one of the key events, mining an array of stats on technique, performance and how athletes compare with previous Olympians. It’s one way to compete on coverage with other broadcasters, according to Xaquin Gonzalez, editor, Guardian Visuals.

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