Cyprus Mail

Swimming pool’s green hue stokes puzzlement

The water in the Olympic diving pool appeared to turn a bright green hue on Tuesday, causing puzzlement among divers and audiences as the women’s 10 metre platform final progressed.

Britain’s Tom Daley tweeted “Ermmm… what happened?!”, alongside a picture of the green-coloured pool in the Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre, which contrasted sharply against the still-blue colour of another pool beside it.

A number of unconvincing explanations have been circulating on the internet, ranging from algae to oxidized copper, some have suggested it may be the quality of water in Rio.

The official Rio 2016 twitter account tweeted:

The centre plays host to the diving and waterpolo events. The pool appeared blue during the men’s 10 metre platform event on Monday, in which Daley won a bronze medal alongside teammate Daniel Goodfellow.

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