The 2012 Asian Diving Championships and the 2012 Asian Youth Championships officially got underway in the central city of Da Nang on November 7.

This year’s tournament saw 230 divers taking part, representing 11 leagues from countries and territories across the region including the Republic of Korea, Japan, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and host country Vietnam.

The athletes will compete in 30 events at the Asian Diving Championships, the 13 th of its kind, while the Asian Youth Championships will battle it out over 24 disciplines.

The tournament will run until November 9.-VNA