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HARD FACTS The hard facts are exactly that the hard. You take off from the 27m platform, accelerate faster than a sports car during your spins and twists and hit the water at speeds of approximately 85kph just three seconds later. The impact on the body is exceptionally hard. On a body that is not protected at all; at least not visibly.

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Introduction


It’s pure. It’s fast and takes your breath away. Cliff divers leap aesthetically from almost three times the Olympic height and hit the water at speeds of 85kph, protected only by their concentration, skill and physical control. Since 2009, the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series has featured the biggest talents, the most promising newcomers, and since 2013 has also provided a platform for women. Seven tough competitions for the men, three challenges for the women – in its sixth season this jaw-dropping sport will hit new as well as proven ground in the Caribbean, the continents of North and South America and Europe between May and October to determine a new champion for both men and women.

CLIFF DIVING 85kph, aesthetic gravity-defying freefall

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Calendar

Calendar

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3 IRELAND Inis Mór Serpent’s Lair JUNE 29

5 PORTUGAL Azores

2 USA Texas

2 USA Texas S. Miguel

Possum Kingdom Lake JUNE 07

Possum Kingdom JULY 26 Lake JUNE 07 1 CUBA Havana Morro Castle MAY 10

7 BRAZIL Niterói, Icaraí Beach OCTOBER 19

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4 NORWAY Kragerø Øya JULY 12

6 SPAIN Bilbao La Salve Bridge SEPTEMBER 20

Rio de Janeiro

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World Series

Exciting Initial Position After Colombia's Orlando Duque, in 2009, and the three-time champion, Gary Hunt, from England, it was 30-year-old Artem Silchenko who took the 2013 crown in a red-hot final competition in Thailand last October. This coming season, the Russian and nine other top athletes will fight for the World Series title together with up to four wildcards at each stop, showcasing more gravity-defying freefall all across the globe. 2013’s rookie of the year, and the World Series’ youngest athlete, Mexico’s Jonathan Paredes, and the rising stars from the USA, David Colturi and Steven LoBue will challenge the grand masters of cliff diving. Based on their overall performance in 2013, America’s Andy Jones and Poland’s Kris Kolanus have been confirmed as the final two athletes to make up the permanent list of ten divers for 2014.

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High Standards From an individual’s passion high diving has turned into a recognized sport, which draws people’s attention worldwide. “It’s getting more and more interesting for new divers to come into the Series, because it’s kind of a prestige thing, it’s the top in our sport. Just like in any other sport there is the one event that everybody wants to participate in and wants to win. This is what every high diver wants to win. Not because you’re on TV or in magazines, no. Everybody in the sport knows your name after you’ve won this one,” Orlando Duque explains. In 35 competitions between 2009 and 2013, the athletes have pushed the sport to such a high level that American Greg Louganis – four-time Olympic gold medallist and the most successful diver of all time – predicts an even brighter future for cliff diving: “This Series standardized the sport. The height is always between 26.5m and 28m; they have the fixed degree of difficulty and a good panel of judges. Consequently, the divers know better what to expect and can prepare better. I think it’s very possible that cliff diving becomes an Olympic sport. There is so much more talent coming into the sport. It’s an exciting time for cliff diving.” The Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series aims for guaranteeing the highest possible quality in this sport, featuring the world’s best athletes as well as young talent, and, since 2013, women as well. It provides them with a platform to excel and express their passion over and over again.


TIME TO DIVE They defy gravity, perform tricks of breathtaking complexity and reach speeds of more than 85kph in less than three seconds – cliff divers not only pursue the purest extreme sport on earth, but it’s a sport that’s also rapidly-evolving. As the pinnacle of cliff diving competition, the 2014 Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series takes the next step and provides a platform for female athletes offering a fully-fledged women’s World Series.

Athletes As the pinnacle of cliff diving competitions, the 2014 World Series once again spotlights the sport’s top athletes. Ten men and five women from nine nationalities will excel in performing at the highest level and fighting for glory, challenged by a series of wildcards and also the elements. In its sixth year, the title is decided during seven competitions for the men and three for the women.

Locations The sixth season kicks off with aesthetic leaps from the picturesque Morro Castle fortress at the entrance of Havana Bay, Cuba. From the environment where modernity and colonial constructions go hand-in-hand, this prestigious series of competitions comes next to the USA’s Lone Star State. Back in Europe, the cliff diving elite returns to Ireland’s Aran Islands and the mysterious blowhole known as the Serpent’s Lair. Mid-July, and the midway point of the 2014 World Series, takes the divers back to Norway’s Kragerø. After this touch down in Europe’s north, the World Series touches Portuguese soil once again after thrilling competitions on the Azores in the previous seasons. The second-to-last stop is in Bilbao, Spain, for the business end of the World Series before the divers leap over the ocean to South America’s biggest country, Brazil, where the coronation of the 2014 World Series champions will be held in Niterói at the end of October. 09


NEW in 2014

World Series

World Series

For the first time in the history of the World Series a female champion will be crowned at the end of the 2014 season. Five permanent and three wildcard divers will fight for the overall victory during three competitions (USA, Norway and Brazil).

Men’s

NEW in 2014

For the first time in the history of the World Series a female champion will be crowned at the end of the 2014 season. Five permanent and three wildcard divers will fight for the overall victory during three competitions (USA, Norway and Brazil).

Men’s

competition format competition format

Women’s

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• Two days of competition.

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• A competition consists of four dives: two•required A competition consists of four dives: two required dives with a limited DD (3.8) and two optional dives with a limited DD (3.8) and two optional dives. Both required and optional dives have dives. to Both required and optional dives have to • A competition consists of three dives: one • A competition be alternated at every competition. be alternated at every competition. required dive with a limited DD (2.6) and required dive • Two days of competition. • Two days of competition. two optional dives. Both required and two optional d optional dives have to be alternated at optional dives • Seeding round determines the ranking for • Seeding the round determines the ranking for the every competition. every competi head-to-head battles. This round counts towards head-to-head battles. This round counts towards

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the final results.

the final results.

• Two rounds of head-to-head: one required • Two & one rounds of head-to-head: one required & one • The winner of each individual stop is the• The winner of optional dive. optional dive. diver with the highest point total of all diver with the three dives.  three dives.  • Final round: In the event of 14 divers starting • Final theround: In the event of 14 divers starting the     competition, seven winners & one lucky loser competition, seven winners & one lucky loser perform one optional dive in reverse starting perform one optional dive in reverse starting order. order.

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JURY

• The winner of each individual stop is the•diver The winner of each individual stop is the diver with the highest point total of all four dives.  with the highest point totalinternational of all four dives.  Five jurors will judge Five eachinternatio dive on the following criteria: dive on the fo

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• Take off • Take off • Position in the air • Position in the • Entry in the water • Entry in the wa Scores from 0 to 10 in half point increments. Scores from 0 to


SCORES JUdges

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1 head judge & score 4 judges per competition 1 head judge & 4 judges per competition Calculation of total of each selected from a pool of 15 members. selected from a pool of 15 members. competition: • Five scores by judges. Claudio defive Miro (ITA) all 7 stops. Head Claudio judge, former de Miro Italian(ITA) diving all 7 stops. Head judge, former Italian diving carded.• Highest and lowest score are discarded. team member. team member. d • Remaining three scores are added Andrey Ignatenko (UKR) NOR, POR. Winner Andrey of first Ignatenko Red Bull Cliff (UKR) NOR, POR. Winner of first Red Bull Cliff together. Diving World Series competition in La Rochelle, DivingFRA, World in 2009, Series 4th competition in La Rochelle, FRA, in 2009, 4th ee • This sum isthe multiplied by the degree overall same year. overall the same year. of difficulty for each dive. Anke Piper (GER) NOR, ESP. Three-time Anke European Piper champion (GER) NOR, 10m. ESP. Three-time European champion 10m. • Scores from all four rounds (male Antonio Martinez (MEX) CUB, USA, BRA. Antonio FINA judge, Martinez organizer (MEX)ofCUB, USA, BRA. FINA judge, organizer of male competition) and three rounds (female high divingare competitions (Chiapas high & diving Acapulco) competitions since 2007, in Mexico (Chiapas & Acapulco) since 2007, e final competition) cumulatedinforMexico the final high diving shows worldwide since 1988 (substitute high diving head shows judge). worldwide since 1988 (substitute head judge). competition result. Dmitry Sautin (RUS) POR. Olympic Dmitry Gold Sautin medallist, (RUS) POR. Two-time Olympic Gold medallist, o • Points will be awarded from 1stTwo-time to five-time Champion, 12 time European five-time Champion, World has Champion, won 12 time European Champion, has won luding 14th place World (male competition, including more medals on international level than any more other medals Olympic on international diver. level than any other Olympic diver. ace wildcards) and from 1st to 8th place

Gregcompetition, Louganis (USA) USA, BRA. Four-time Greg Olympic Louganis Gold (USA) medallist, USA, BRA. Four-time Olympic Gold medallist, (female including five-time World Champion, Pan American five-timeGames World winner, Champion, mostsix-time Pan American Games winner, most dividual wildcards). The winner of any six-time individual famous of all with time.the highest famous diver of all time. hest tour stop isdiver the diver point from (GBR) this stop. Jefftotal Arbon USA, NOR. ParticipantJeff Olympic Arbon Games (GBR)Seoul USA, NOR. Participant Olympic Games Seoul 1988. 1988. of theCalculation of the total of the Julian Llinas (ESP) IRL,score ESP. FINA judge,Julian judge atLlinas three Olympic (ESP) IRL, ESP. FINA judge, judge at three Olympic World Series: Games. Games. dded Points from each competition are added Ken Grove (AU(S)-T) CUB, POR, BRA. Two-time Ken Grove Olympian (AU(S)-T) for AUS CUB, POR, BRA. Two-time Olympian for AUS results together. All individual competition results and AUT, Orlando Duque’s first high divingand coach. AUT, Orlando Duque’s first high diving coach. anking.count for the World Series overall ranking. Marion Reiff (AUT) IRL, POR. Participant Marion Olympic Reiff Games (AUT) Sydney IRL, POR. Participant Olympic Games Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004. 2000 and Athens 2004.

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POINTS Renato Rosi (ITA)PER CUB, NOR. Former Italian Renato diving Rosi team (ITA) member. CUB, NOR. Former Italian diving team member. Rolando Pedreguera (CUB) CUB. COMPETITION

Rolando Pedreguera (CUB) CUB.

Sara Massenz (ITA) IRL, ESP. FINA judge, Sara former Massenz Italian diving (ITA) IRL, team ESP. FINA judge, former Italian diving team 1st.............200 8th.............50 member. member. 2nd............160 9 th ............40 Slava Polyeshchukth(UKR) IRL, ESP. Former Slava cliff Polyeshchuk diver, 2011 4th(UKR) IRL, ESP. Former cliff diver, 2011 4th 3rd............130 10 ............30 overall Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series. overall Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series. th th 4 .............110 11 .............20 th Steve Foley (AUS) BRA. Three-timeSteve Olympian Foley (1976, (AUS)1980, USA, BRA. Three-time Olympian (1976, 1980, 5th...............90 12USA, .............10 1984), both springboard first Australian and male diver to final in both springboard and th 1984), first Australianthmale diver to final in 6 ...............70 13 ...............9 platform at the Gamesth(1984). platform at the Games (1984). 7th...............60 14 ...............8

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HEIGHTS

This is new!

Technical data

Technical data

This is new!

FREE FALLHEIGHTS

Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series maximum height:

28m

Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series minimum height: General male competitions:

26,5m

Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series women competition maximum height General female competitions: Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series women competition minimum height

Olympic diving:

Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series maximum height:

Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series minimum height: General male competitions: 20-28m

Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series women competition maximum height General female competitions: 18-23m 2”(women) Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series 19m women competition minimum height

20m

10m

Olympic diving:

Risks

Risks

The highest risk of injury occurs during the landing phase, when parts of the body are already exposed to absolute deceleration and others, above the surface, are still at full speed. At this point, maximum physical tension is absolutely crucial. Immediately after hitting the water, the athlete has to actively dive away to avoid compression or contortion of parts of the body due to the hardness of the water. However, major mistakes can be ruled out because of the divers’ technical training and experience.

The highest risk of injury occurs during the landing phase, when parts of the body are already exposed to absolute deceleration and others, above the surface, are still at full speed. At this point, maximum physical tension is absolutely crucial. Immediately after hitting the water, the athlete has to actively dive away to avoid compression or contortion of parts of the body due to the hardness of the water. However, major mistakes can be ruled out because of the divers’ technical training and experience.

A pancake landing from such heights can be compared with a hard landing from 13 metres on concrete. That is why only about three to four dozen athletes worldwide engage in this elite extreme sport. Generally speaking, high diving over 28 metres does not bring a lot of time benefit due to the rapid acceleration; however, the risk of injuries increases disproportionately.

A pancake landing from such heights can be (men) compared with a hard landing from 13 metres on concrete. That is why only about three to four dozen athletes worldwide engage in this elite extreme sport. Generally speaking, high diving over 28 metres does not bring a lot of time benefit due to the rapid acceleration; however, the risk of injuries increases disproportionately.

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Rescue divers/paramedics

On standby next to the diving point, three scuba 12at landing point. Ambulance on standby. divers


Platform

mum length: ; platform fall line.

Stable take-off board construction - minimum length: 1.5 metres; minimum width: 0.75 metres; platform rim at least 2 metres beyond the vertical fall line.

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water spray

The water spray

he water and is used as a reference the divers, 27 meters it is tricky y the water level.

Minimum water depth:

breaks the water surface and is used as a reference point for the divers, as from 27 meters it is tricky to identify the water level.

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Diving perfection

Diving perfection

STRIVING FOR STRIVIN DIVING PERFECTION DIVING PE

Cliff diving – a mental game and a question Cliff diving of balance – a mental gam We’ve been following the world’s best cliff divers for a few years now and we’ve seen them fighting for the highest possible score, for victory and for the one perfect dive. It’s the perfect ten from the judges or the best feeling in the world, but it’s definitely a long process of preparing your body and mind for years to possibly reach this goal just once in your whole career. Let’s talk about the physical requirements, the right balance between impact training and recovery and getting into the flow…

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We’ve been following the world’s b few years now and we’ve seen them highest possible score, for victory an perfect dive. It’s the perfect ten from best feeling in the world, but it’s d process of preparing your body and possibly reach this goal just once in Let’s talk about the physical requir balance between impact training a getting into the flow…


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going to be lasting the whole season and having the good results at the end.” Outside the pool, the divers’ focus, when they’re exercising, centres on two areas – the core and the legs. Abs, obliques and anything that works the back to make sure you can squeeze your body into tight shapes and keep your legs together in the air. A strong push with good strong legs is important to impress the judges as well as to handle the impact, so the legs don’t separate in the water and you run the risk of tearing a muscle. Keyword – G-force! It’s trying to pull you out of shape the whole time. In the end it all comes down to the best possible performance in the air and a ripped entry – the perfect dive. 10 world championship titles later and 39-year-old Duque still strives for it. “When you manage the three elements – take-off, flying in the air, and then the water entry with no splash – it’s the best feeling in the world. Underwater you know it; you’re just so happy already.” The ability to control an action-packed dive from the height of an eight-storey building reaching speeds of up to 90kph doesn’t come overnight and the chances of reaching perfection grow with every new day of dedicated training on a physical as well as a mental level. Besides all the technical training that has gone in over the years – most of the elite group of athletes started diving before entering school – cliff divers need to be in the right mindset when they walk down to the end of the platform. It’s about the right balance between being calm and energetic. “You need to be very clear in your head and mainly very relaxed. It’s very difficult to get relaxed when you’re standing that high and you’ve got a big dive to do. It’s an art. It’s a lifetime’s work to be able to teach yourself the tricks and the traits to get that perfect dive,” says Blake Aldridge, the former British Olympic diver.

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Dives

Dives

AC R O A BA CR T IOCB TAKE OFF POSITIONS & DIVE GROUPS The divers have to choose from these five take-off positions: front, back, inward, reverse, armstand, front twisting, back twisting, reverse twisting, inward twisting.

Diving from three times the height of Olympic Diving from diving requires acrobatic perfection. di The athletes choose from 119 different dives, T 5he athletes take-off positions, 9 groups and 5 positions. take-off p

TAKE OFF POSITIONS DEGREE OF DIFFICULTY & DIVE GROUPS

The degree of difficulty is the rating for the dives The divers haveintoachoose from these performed competition and isfive multiplied by take-off back, inward, the positions: sum of thefront, judges‘ scores, withreverse, the highest armstand, front twisting, back twisting, reverse and lowest scores discarded. The DD of a dive twisting, inward twisting. is evaluated on the basis of these figures:

• In the front group (group 1), the diver takes off facing forwards and rotates forwards.

• In the frontofgroup (group 1), the diver takes • Type take off off facing forwards and rotates forwards. • Number of somersaults • In the back group (group 2), the diver takes • In the back group (group 2), the diver takes • Number of twists off with his back to the water and rotates off with his back to the water and rotates • Position during the somersaults backwards. backwards. • Type of entry • In the reverse group (group 3), the diver takes • In the reverse group (group 3), the diver takes off facing forwards and rotates backwards. off facing forwards and rotates backwards. The DD in the World Series ranges from 3.8 • In the inward group (group 4), the diver takes • In the inward group (group 4),tothe takes for the required dives to up 6.2diver for the sport’s off with his back to the water and rotates off currently with his back to dives. the water and rotates hardest forwards. forwards. According to the official Red Bull Cliff Diving • Each one of the four groups above can also • Each one of the four groups above can also World Series 2014 rulebook, the jury has to incorporate an axial twisting movement and incorporate an axial twisting movement and judge what is seen and not what wants to be will therefore be considered among groups 5, will therefore be considered among groups 5, seen. Moreover, each dive has to be judged 6, 7 and 8. 6, 7 and 8. disregarding any bias toward the diver or dive to dive ensure an objective result. • Any dive commencing from a hand stand is • Any commencing from a hand stand is in the armstand group (Group 9). The in the armstand group (Group 9). The armstand can be executed from either the armstand can be executed from either the forward or backward direction and can forward or backward direction and can include twists as well. include twists as well.

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Head judge Claudio De Miro explains: At the take-off Head we judge look atClaudio the elevation De Miro from explains: the platform, At the the take-off we look at t trajectory and the distance from the platform. The body trajectory position and– the pike, distance tuck or from straight the –platform. is important The body position – during the execution; they have to be performed correctly. during the At the execution; entrance, they thehave mosttoimportant be performed things correctly. are At the e the body alignment, the position of the arms and thethe splash.“ body alignment, the position of the arms and the splash.“

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EPCETRI O F ENC T I O N

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with knees straight but a tight bend at the hips.

Dive Dive Positions Positions

straight with no bend at the knees or hips.

tuck

body folded up into a tight ball, hands holding the shins and toes pointed.

3 positions

a sequence of the above (3) positions.

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free

body position is optional but the legs shall be together and the toes pointed.

body position is optional but the legs shall be together and the toes pointed.

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Dives

Dives

Dive Dive Elements Elements Barani

Barani

One somersault forward rotation with a 1/2 twist. Used as an entry manoeuvre, it gives the diver the best view of the water.

One somersault forward rotation with a 1/2 twist. Used as an entry is any movement A twist manoeuvre, it gives the diver the a dive that occurs during best view of the water. when the diver rotates around an imaginary vertical axis that runs from the head to the toes. Up to four revolutions can be performed in competition and can be added to dives in the forward, back, reverse, inward and armstand categories.

Flying

Flying

Describes dives consisting of at least one complete somersault performed in the straight position for no less than 90째. The straight position must then be followed by either tuck or pike position.

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Twist

Describes dives consisting of at least one complete somersault performed in the straight position for no less than 90째. The straight position must then be followed by either tuck or pike position.

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DOS/DON’TS: DOS/DON’TS:

WHAT THE JUDGES DO NOT WANT WHAT TOTHE SEEJUDGES DO NOT WANT TO SEE AND WHAT THEY REGARD AS MISTAKES AND WHAT THEY REGARD AS MISTAKES

• Powerless take-offs, incorrect distance to the platform. • Powerless take-offs, incorrect distance to the platform.

• Unaesthetic execution, open or crossed legs, • unpointed Unaesthetic toes, execution, legs open or crossed legs, unpointed toes, legs that are not straight in pike or layout position orthat entry arephase. not straight in pike or layout position or entry phase.

• Short and non-vertical entries, under- or over-rotated • Short entries. and non-vertical entries, under- or over-rotated entries.

Blind entry The last time the diver sees the water is at least half a somersault before entry and so lines up “blind”.

WHEN DO THE JUDGES WHEN DO THE JUDGES DEDUCT POINTS FROM THEIR SCORES? DEDUCT POINTS FROM THEIR SCORES?

• If the arms at the entry are clearly extended above • If thethe arms head. at the entry are clearly extended above the head.

• If the arms at the entry are away from the body • Ifbut thebelow arms the at the head. entry are away from the body but below the head.

• For incomplete arm stands, as the body should • For come incomplete to rest in arm a stands, as the body should come to rest in a vertical and straight alignment for no less than two vertical full seconds and straight alignment for no less than two full seconds before initiating the action of the dive. before initiating the action of the dive.

• “Flying” dives should display a full 90 degrees • “Flying” of rotation dives upon should display a full 90 degrees of rotation upon take-off before executing the described position.take-off before executing the described position.

• If an obvious break of straight position occurs•after If anatobvious least one break of straight position occurs after at least one complete somersault has been performed in either complete tuck orsomersault pike has been performed in either tuck or pike position. position.

• A break in position at or just before entry, an•intermediate A break in position break at or just before entry, an intermediate break of position and if a dive is done in a completelyofdifferent positionposition and if a dive is done in a completely different position than announced. than announced. 19

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World Series champions

TRUE CHAMPIONS

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The World Series has had three champions – Artem Silchenko, Gary Hunt and Orlando Duque. Since the very beginning, these three men have rarely missed a podium. Rivals for years, respect for each other unites them…

Orlando Duque on… Artem Artem decided to go on the blind entries and we all see it is crazy, but it’s working for him. Somehow he managed to control it, he scored very high on some of those dives that some of us don’t even imagine. He is doing great. Before it was maybe a little bit of a gamble, he was hitting some, he was missing some, but now he is doing it pretty consistently, I know he feels more comfortable with the dive so that’s going be a plus for him winning last year’s Series. I know he is going to come with difficult dives as always, he does very beautiful dives, with very nice technique, so of course he is going to be the guy to beat, and it makes for a better competition. Gary Gary is the mega-champion! He is the person we know we have to beat. He has the DD, he has the technique, he dives near perfect, his water entries are near perfect. And he is like cold-blooded – it doesn’t even faze him the conditions, the height, the difficulty, nothing. He is always ready to do it. He is going to want the title back. Artem won last year, Gary wants it back. He is training hard, you know he is preparing himself, you know he will come hard with all his tricks, possibly he will even change some of his dives, because I know he has some other dives in his mind. It is going be tough, it is going be a tough competition for Artem coming from Gary and from myself and all the other guys. It couldn’t be any better I think – 2014 is looking awesome!

Gary Hunt on… Artem Artem is a true champion of cliff diving because he is a fighter. He is a great example of showing how hard work and persistence can pay off because he has gone through so much pain and suffering with his blind armstand dive and he never once thought about changing it back to a simpler dive. He just knew he had to persist and fight through it and look where it has got him. He’s come through in 2013 doing that dive without hurting himself and doing it sometimes incredibly well, perfectly almost. And so I have to take my hat off to him for doing a dive that I would never think about doing and doing it so well. Orlando Orlando has to be one of the champions because he has been exactly that for so many years and he is really the face of the sport. Anyone who knows cliff diving knows about Orlando Duque, because you have seen him on the top of the podium for so many years. He was the guy that I wanted to be when I was younger watching the sport and he is still around now getting good results and so it’s really an incredible feat to be on top of your game for so long.

Artem Silchenko on… Orlando Orlando is a legend. He is a beautiful cliff diver, he has fantastic entries. I think every diver misses an entry every now and then, but if Orlando misses an entry it is a surprise for everyone, because he is just so consistent! He doesn’t show difficult dives, but he has a very good level and he is Orlando Duque! No need to explain… Gary Gary is a crazy guy, he is so fast, he looks like he is scared of nothing and I don’t see his limit. Gary has beautiful entries and he does the most difficult dives in the world now. He has been the World Series champion three times and he is one of the best cliff divers in the world! 21


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The 2014 World Series features ten top male athletes from seven nationalities during seven competitions and up to four wildcard divers per stop. Andy Jones USA Artem Silchenko RUS Blake Aldridge UK David Colturi USA Gary Hunt UK Jonathan Paredes MEX Kris Kolanus POL Michal Navratil CZE Orlando Duque COL Steven LoBue USA

For the first time in the history of the World Series a female champion will be crowned at the end of the 2014 season. Five top female athletes from three nationalities and up to three wildcards per stop fight for the overall victory during three competitions. Anna Bader GER Cesilie Carlton USA Ginger Leigh Huber USA Jacqueline Valente BRA

! l o o c That's Rachelle Simpson USA

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A wildcard entrant in four of the seven stops in the 2013 World Series, Jones finished sixth in both Wales and the Azores and his dedication to the sport and rapidly-improving performances did not go unnoticed by the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series committee who nominated the 29-year-old for a permanent place on the tour in 2014.

REPRESENTING USA DOB 21 April 1985 HEIGHT/WEIGHT 1.82m/81kg CITY OF RESIDENCE Las Vegas PROFESSION Performer in Cirque du Soleil MY SECRET PASSION Film production STARTED CLIFF DIVING IN 2008 FAVOURITE CLIFF DIVING SPOT Lake Powell, Southern Utah FAVOURITE DIVE Flying back somersault IN THE WORLD SERIES SINCE 2014 BEST RESULT IN A WORLD SERIES COMPETITION 6th place (Azores, Portugal & Wales, UK, both 2013 as a wildcard) ACHIEVEMENTS 2013 6th Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series in Azores (POR) & Wales (UK) 2011 9th Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series in Boston (USA) 2007 University of Utah ‘Diver of the Year’ MY GOAL FOR THE 2014 SEASON My main goal is to be safe. I had a big crash last year and mentally it has been really tough. But I will focus and get back up there.

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Artem Silchenko, Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series champion Artem Silchenko, 2013! Red Bull Cliff Diving World S Successive wins in La Rochelle and Copenhagen (the latter Successive achieved wins with in La a personal Rochellebest and Copenhagen of 522.40 points – the highest score ever for a four-round of 522.40 World Series pointsevent) – the highest set the score ever for a fo 30-year-old up very nicely for the year ahead. In a 'winner-takes-all' 30-year-old up battle very against nicely for thethe year ahead. In reigning champion, Gary Hunt, in a unique eight-dive reigning in Thailand, champion, the Russian Gary Hunt, in a unique eigh triumphed, nailing the last dive of 2013 – his back armstand triumphed, – for 10s nailing from thethe lastjudges dive of to 2013 – his ba put a most emphatic seal on the year as he rose out of the putwater, a mostfists emphatic pumping! seal on the year as he rose o REPRESENTING Russia DOB 3 February 1984 HEIGHT/WEIGHT 1.81m/80kg CITY OF RESIDENCE Voronezh PROFESSION Coach MY SECRET PASSION Chess, scuba diving

REPRESENTING Russia DOB 3 February 1984 HEIGHT/WEIGHT 1.81m/80kg CITY OF RESIDENCE Voronezh PROFESSION Coach MY SECRET PASSION Chess, scuba diving

STARTED CLIFF DIVING IN 2004 STARTED CLIFF DIVING IN 2004 FAVOURITE CLIFF DIVING SPOT Yucatan (Mexico), Viking Cave (Thailand) FAVOURITE CLIFF DIVING SPOT Yucatan (Mex FAVOURITE DIVE Flying front, Inward FAVOURITE DIVE Flying front, Inward IN THE WORLD SERIES SINCE 2009 IN THE WORLD SERIES SINCE 2009 BEST RESULT IN A WORLD SERIES COMPETITION 1st place (9 victories 2009-2013) BEST RESULT IN A WORLD SERIES COMPETITION

ACHIEVEMENTS ACHIEVEMENTS 2013 World Series Champion 2013 World Series Champion 2012 Winner Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series in Azores (POR) &2012 Inis Mór Winner (IRL)Red Bull Cliff Diving World 2011 Winner Real Diving, Chiapas (MEX) 2011 Winner Real Diving, Chiapas (ME 2006 World Champion 2006 World Champion

FINAL RANKINGS RED BULL CLIFF DIVING WORLD SERIES FINAL RANKINGS RED BULL CLIFF DIVING WORL 2013 World Series Champion, 2012 4th overall, 2011 2nd overall, 2013 World Series Champion, 2012 4th 2010 & 2009 3rd overall 2010 & 2009 3rd overall MY GOAL FOR THE 2014 SEASON Victory!

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ridge got last yearAfter off torequalifying a great start,for securing 2013 Blake his Aldridge got last year off to a great start, securing his tition with a third-placed first podium finishinata the World season Series competition with a third-placed finish at the season nished his secondkick-off year in the in La pinnacle Rochelle, of cliff France. He finished his second year in the pinnacle of cliff erall place and took diving the last competitions spot to automatically on the eighth overall place and took the last spot to automatically qualify for 2014.

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REPRESENTING United Kingdom NICKNAME Blakey Boy DOB 4 August 1982 HEIGHT/WEIGHT 1.70m/65kg CITY OF RESIDENCE London PROFESSION Olympic Diver MY SECRET PASSION Improving at whatever I try, golf.

rore, Italy d 2 ½ ss with 4 twists

STARTED CLIFF DIVING IN 2009 FAVOURITE CLIFF DIVING SPOT Furore, Italy FAVOURITE DIVE Back armstand 2 ½ ss with 4 twists

14 IN THE WORLD SERIES SINCE 2014 COMPETITION 3rd place (La Rochelle, France, BEST RESULT 2013) IN A WORLD SERIES COMPETITION 3rd place (La Rochelle, France, 2013)

ACHIEVEMENTS 3 times world medallist Former world champion ng World Series in La Rochelle (FRA) 2013 3rd Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series in La Rochelle (FRA) (ITA) 2013 1st Marmeeting Furore (ITA) petition Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series 2012in2nd Cattai qualification (AUS) competition Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series in Cattai (AUS) g World Series in La Rochelle (FRA, wildcard) 2011 6th Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series in La Rochelle (FRA, wildcard) ean cliff diving champion 2009, 2010 & 2011 European cliff diving champion 2008 Olympic finalist

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FINAL RANKINGS RED BULL CLIFF DIVING WORLD SERIES 2013 8th overall 2012 9th overall

MY GOAL FOR THE 2014 SEASON ke more podium finishes and try to finish This season my goal is to make more podium finishes and try to finish ng easy goals or targets. in the top 3. I don’t like making easy goals or targets.

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Having first competed as a wildcard in Boston in 2011, and Having showing first acompeted glimpse ofashis a wildcard in Boston talent, David achieved his first World Series podium a year talent, later David at his home achieved event hisand first World Series p followed it up with a second third-placed finish in Omanfollowed to rounditoff upawith very aimpressive second third-placed fini first full season in 2012. first full season in 2012. David made good on his early promise with a first World David Series win madeingood Malcesine, on his in early promise with a Italy, in July 2013, and though an ankle injury sustained afterwards Italy, in July affected 2013, his and though an ankle injur performances he was still able to secure a fifth-placed finish performances overall. Onehetowas watch stillinable to secure a fifth 2014, a tilt at the title is certainly not beyond the American. 2014, a tilt at the title is certainly not beyond REPRESENTING USA DOB 3 February 1984 HEIGHT/WEIGHT 1.73m/70kg CITY OF RESIDENCE Chicago, Illinois PROFESSION Cliff diver, server/bartender MY SECRET PASSION Learning new languages and instruments

REPRESENTING USA DOB 3 February 1984 HEIGHT/WEIGHT 1.73m/70kg CITY OF RESIDENCE Chicago, Illinois PROFESSION Cliff diver, server/bartender MY SECRET PASSION Learning new languag

STARTED CLIFF DIVING IN 2011 FAVOURITE CLIFF DIVING SPOT Krabi (Thailand) FAVOURITE DIVE Reverse double with four twists

STARTED CLIFF DIVING IN 2011 FAVOURITE CLIFF DIVING SPOT Krabi (Thailan FAVOURITE DIVE Reverse double with four

IN THE WORLD SERIES SINCE 2012 IN THE WORLD SERIES SINCE 2012 BEST RESULT IN A WORLD SERIES COMPETITION 1st place (Malcesine, Italy, 2013) BEST RESULT IN A WORLD SERIES COMPETITION

ACHIEVEMENTS ACHIEVEMENTS 2013 Winner Red Bull Cliff Diving in Malcesine (ITA) 2013 Winner Red Bull Cliff Diving in M 2012 Winner Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series qualification competition 2012inWinner Cattai (AUS) Red Bull Cliff Diving Worl 2011 Winner International High Diving Competition in Liuzhou, China 2011 Winner International High Diving 2009 3rd World University Games 10 meter synchronized and Team 2009 Award3rd World University Games 10 m 2009 US National Champion 10m individual and synchronized 2009 US National Champion 10m indiv

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FINAL RANKINGS RED BULL CLIFF DIVING WORLD SERIES 2013 & 2012 5th overall

FINAL RANKINGS RED BULL CLIFF DIVING WOR 2013 & 2012 5th overall

MY GOAL FOR THE 2014 SEASON Consistency, comfortability, and courage.

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s in 2010, The 2011 World andSeries 2012,winner Englishman for three Gary successive years in 2010, 2011 and 2012, Englishman Gary has beenHunt virtually is a man no stopping at the very the top 30-year-old of his game. There has been virtually no stopping the 30-year-old d Series in ever 2009. sinceSix he podiums finished runner-up out of six in in2010 the first World Series in 2009. Six podiums out of six in 2010 , Orlando catapulted Duque, at Hunt the final aheadshowdown of the previous in thechampion, Orlando Duque, at the final showdown in the n becamesport's the first birthplace, athlete toHawaii. win four The successive Paris-resident then became the first athlete to win four successive inched even competitions before theinfinal 2011stop en route in theto Ukraine a second title clinched even before the final stop in the Ukraine liant Brit’ andmade thereitwas a hat-trick no let-up of in titles 2012 by either winning as the ‘brilliant Brit’ made it a hat-trick of titles by winning attle with thethe final returning stop inveteran Oman after Duque. an incredibly tight battle with the returning veteran Duque. REPRESENTING United Kingdom NICKNAME Gaz DOB 11 June 1984 HEIGHT/WEIGHT 1.75m/68kg CITY OF RESIDENCE Paris PROFESSION Cliff diver be a secret anymore if I wrote itMY down! SECRET PASSION Well, it wouldn’t be a secret anymore if I wrote it down!

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STARTED CLIFF DIVING IN 2006 FAVOURITE CLIFF DIVING SPOT Yucatan, Mexico FAVOURITE DIVE Back 1.5 piked from 10m

IN THE WORLD SERIES SINCE 2009 TITION 1st place (15 victories 2009-2013) BEST RESULT IN A WORLD SERIES COMPETITION 1st place (15 victories 2009-2013)

ACHIEVEMENTS d Series 2010, 2011 & 2012 Winner Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series 2010, 2011 & 2012 World Series competitions to date Winner of 15 Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series competitions to date Cup 2009 Winner High Diving World Cup 10m Synchro 2006 3rd Commonwealth Games 10m Synchro

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FINAL RANKINGS RED BULL CLIFF DIVING WORLD SERIES 2013 2nd overall 2010, 2011 & 2012 World Series Champion 2009 2nd overall

MY GOAL FOR THE 2014 SEASON back the title.  To do this I will need My main to be goal is obviously to take back the title.  To do this I will need to be er.  I feel like this year is the moststronger, important faster and braver than ever.  I feel like this year is the most important t my time at the top of this sport has yearnot of my come life. I want to show that my time at the top of this sport has not come m to grow and improve. to an end and that I've still got room to grow and improve.

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Coming back to Australia for the qualification competition, Coming back where to Australia he lost it for all in the2012, qualification was comp not the easiest task. However, having grown in experience not the easiest and confidence, task. However, the youngest having grown of in expe the qualifiers achieved the competition's highest score the qualifiers and did not achieved even need the competition's the highest highest sco Degree of Difficulty to do so. Judges, diving experts Degree and fellow of Difficulty competitors to do all so.agreed Judges,that diving experts Jonathan Paredes is one of the most talented high Jonathan divers to Paredes have emerged is one in of recent the most years talented and high di the youngest athlete in the 2014 permanent divers’theline-up youngest proved athlete them in right: the 2014 He took permanent his divers’ l first World Series podium in this third competition first only, World placing Series third podium in theinPortugal-leg. this third competition The rookie of the year 2013 finished 4th overall –Twatch he rookie out for of the thisyear young 2013 man! finished 4th overall – w

REPRESENTING Mexico DOB 14 August 1989 HEIGHT/WEIGHT 1.65m/65kg CITY OF RESIDENCE Mexico City PROFESSION Cliff diver MY SECRET PASSION American Football

REPRESENTING Mexico DOB 14 August 1989 HEIGHT/WEIGHT 1.65m/65kg CITY OF RESIDENCE Mexico City PROFESSION Cliff diver MY SECRET PASSION American Football

STARTED CLIFF DIVING IN 2011 STARTED CLIFF DIVING IN 2011 FAVOURITE CLIFF DIVING SPOT Azores (Portugal) and Chichen-Itza FAVOURITE (Mexico)CLIFF DIVING SPOT Azores (Portugal) an FAVOURITE DIVE Double front and one and a half twist FAVOURITE DIVE Double front and one and a half

IN THE WORLD SERIES SINCE 2013 IN THE WORLD SERIES SINCE 2013 BEST RESULT IN A WORLD SERIES COMPETITION 3rd place (Azores, BEST Portugal, RESULT2013) IN A WORLD SERIES COMPETITION 3rd pl ACHIEVEMENTS ACHIEVEMENTS 2013 winner qualification competition Red Bull Cliff Diving World 2013 winner Series in qualification Cattai (AUS) competition Red Bul 2012 6th Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series in Boston (USA,2012 wildcard) 6th Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series in 2011 4th Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series in Malcesine (ITA, 2011 wildcard) 4th Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series in 2011 5th Real Diving Acapulco, Mexico 2011 5th Real Diving Acapulco, Mexico FINAL RANKINGS RED BULL CLIFF DIVING WORLD SERIES 2013 4th overall

FINAL RANKINGS RED BULL CLIFF DIVING WORLD SERIE 2013 4th overall

MY GOAL FOR THE 2014 SEASON MY GOAL FOR THE 2014 SEASON Obviously I’ll try to be better than last year and increase theObviously DD to finish I’ll on try the to be podium better than last year and many times! many times!

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anus was nominated for 27-year-old a place at allPole seven Kris stops Kolanus of thewas nominated for a place at all seven stops of the orld Series 2014 after reaching Red Bull the Cliff final Diving in two of World his four Series 2014 after reaching the final in two of his four in 2013. Together with appearances Andy Jones, as heacan wildcard add hisin 2013. Together with Andy Jones, he can add his ivers’ line-up for the Series’ name sixth to the season. permanent divers’ line-up for the Series’ sixth season. eries in 2011, Poland’s biggest Debuting diving at the talent World overcame Serieshis in 2011, Poland’s biggest diving talent overcame his proved he is capable of initial mixingnerves it withand theinworld's 2013 proved best he is capable of mixing it with the world's best cliff divers.

land REPRESENTING Poland e NICKNAME Kicore r 1986 DOB 22 October 1986 1.70m/63kg HEIGHT/WEIGHT 1.70m/63kg E I don’t have a fixed place, I travel the globeCITY ->OF Neverland RESIDENCE :)I don’t have a fixed place, I travel the globe -> Neverland :) h diver PROFESSION High diver ON My music label ‘Mad-Hop’ (mad-hop-records.com) MY SECRET PASSION My music label ‘Mad-Hop’ (mad-hop-records.com)

ING IN 2009 STARTED CLIFF DIVING IN 2009 DIVING SPOT Las Garelas, Dominican RepublicFAVOURITE CLIFF DIVING SPOT Las Garelas, Dominican Republic Ripped dives FAVOURITE DIVE Ripped dives

RIES SINCE 2014 IN THE WORLD SERIES SINCE 2014 WORLD SERIES COMPETITION 7th place (Copenhagen, BEST RESULT Denmark, IN A WORLD 2013)SERIES COMPETITION 7th place (Copenhagen, Denmark, 2013)

ACHIEVEMENTS t diving talent Poland’s biggest diving talent Bull Cliff Diving World Series in Copenhagen2013 (DEN,7th wildcard) Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series in Copenhagen (DEN, wildcard) Bull Cliff Diving World Series in Grimstad (NOR, 2012 wildcard) 10th Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series in Grimstad (NOR, wildcard) Bull Cliff Diving World Series in La Rochelle (FRA, 2011wildcard) 9th Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series in La Rochelle (FRA, wildcard)

2014 SEASON r a 2015 season.

MY GOAL FOR THE 2014 SEASON Make the cut for a 2015 season.

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From the closest challenger to championFrom Garythe Hunt closest andchallenger Artem Silchenko to champion and four Gary podiums Hunt and Artem Silc in season three, to a third place in 2012's in kick-off season three, competition to a third in place France, in Michal 2012's kick-off Navratilcompetition in Fr narrowly missed out on automatic qualification narrowlyfor missed 2013out by on finishing automatic sixthqualification overall in thefor 2013 by finishin rapidly-evolving sport. T he 29-year-oldrapidly-evolving was forced into qualifying, sport. The 29-year-old showing a strong was forced into qualifying, s performance by leading the board until performance the final round. by leading After eight the board dives, until just 1.05 the final points round. After eight d decided first place in favour of rising star decided Jonathan firstParedes, place infrom favour Mexico, of rising butstar theJonathan Czech was Paredes, from Me nevertheless delighted to have qualified nevertheless for his fifth season delighted in the to have World qualified Series. for Famous his fifth for season his in the Wo extrovert character, "Supratil" – so called extrovert becausecharacter, of the Superman-style "Supratil" – so dives called he because performed of the Superman-s following competitions in 2009 – once following again impressed competitions in 2013, infinishing 2009 – once sixthagain overall. impressed in 2013, fin

REPRESENTING Czech Republic REPRESENTING Czech Republic NICK NAME Supratil NICK NAME Supratil DOB 5 June 1985 DOB 5 June 1985 HEIGHT/WEIGHT 1.84m/85kg HEIGHT/WEIGHT 1.84m/85kg CITY OF RESIDENCE Prague CITY OF RESIDENCE Prague PROFESSION Stuntman, high diver on the cruise ship PROFESSION “Royal Caribbean” Stuntman, high diver on the cruise ship “Ro MY SECRET PASSION doing handstands everywhereMY I can SECRET PASSION doing handstands everywhere I can STARTED CLIFF DIVING IN 2004 STARTED CLIFF DIVING IN 2004 FAVOURITE CLIFF DIVING SPOT Saint Maartin Island FAVOURITE CLIFF DIVING SPOT Saint Maartin Island FAVOURITE DIVE ‘Superman’, running take-off dives FAVOURITE DIVE ‘Superman’, running take-off dives

IN THE WORLD SERIES SINCE 2009 IN THE WORLD SERIES SINCE 2009 BEST RESULT IN A WORLD SERIES COMPETITION 2nd place BEST (La RESULT Rochelle, IN A WORLD France, SERIES 2011) COMPETITION 2nd place (La

ACHIEVEMENTS ACHIEVEMENTS 7-time Czech high diving champion 7-time Czech high diving champion 2012 3rd Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series in Corsica 2012 3rd (FRA) Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series in Corsica 2011 2nd Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series in 2011 La Rochelle 2nd Red (FRA) Bull Cliff Diving World Series in La Roc 2011 Winner Marmeeting 2011 Winner Marmeeting 2011 & 2012 Winner High Diving World Cup 2011 & 2012 Winner High Diving World Cup FINAL RANKINGS RED BULL CLIFF DIVING WORLD SERIESFINAL RANKINGS RED BULL CLIFF DIVING WORLD SERIES 2013 & 2012 6th overall 2013 & 2012 6th overall 2011 3rd overall 2011 3rd overall 2010 9th overall 2010 9th overall 2009 7th overall 2009 7th overall

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hip titles andWith two Guinness 10 world world championship records totitles his name, and two Colombian Guinness world records to his name, Colombian has proved his cliff tremendous diver Orlando ability Duque time has and proved again from his tremendous 27 metres, ability time and again from 27 metres, of his sport over reaching the last the15 very years. pinnacle In 2013, of his in sport Barcelona, over the thelast 15 years. In 2013, in Barcelona, the nner of the first-ever 39-year-old FINA became High the Diving winner World of the Championship. first-ever FINA TheHigh Diving World Championship. The and downs of veteran the sport. knows After wella the season-ending ups and downs injury of in the2011, sport. After a season-ending injury in 2011, in HonoluluOrlando, in Hawaii, who wasnow determined resides intoHonolulu come back in better Hawaii, than wasever determined to come back better than ever ing agonisingly and close so heto didbeating in 2012, champion coming Gary agonisingly Hunt to close the to Red beating Bull champion Gary Hunt to the Red Bull itle in Oman.Cliff Orlando's Diving focus WorldisSeries now on title learning in Oman. newOrlando's dives in a focus bid is now on learning new dives in a bid ifficulty and to stay increase at the his topDegree of a sport of Difficulty that is rapidly-evolving. and stay at the top of a sport that is rapidly-evolving.

ESENTING Colombia 11 September 1974 HT/WEIGHT 1.75m/72kg OF RESIDENCE Honolulu, Hawaii ESSION Cliff diver ECRET PASSION It’s a secret!

REPRESENTING Colombia DOB 11 September 1974 HEIGHT/WEIGHT 1.75m/72kg CITY OF RESIDENCE Honolulu, Hawaii PROFESSION Cliff diver MY SECRET PASSION It’s a secret!

TED CLIFF DIVING IN 1997 URITE CLIFF DIVING SPOT Hawaii URITE DIVE Back twists

STARTED CLIFF DIVING IN 1997 FAVOURITE CLIFF DIVING SPOT Hawaii FAVOURITE DIVE Back twists

E WORLD SERIES SINCE 2009 IN THE WORLD SERIES SINCE 2009 RESULT IN A WORLD SERIES COMPETITION 1st place BEST(8RESULT victories IN A 2009-2013) WORLD SERIES COMPETITION 1st place (8 victories 2009-2013)

EVEMENTS ACHIEVEMENTS ime world champion Ten-time world champion ner of eight Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series Winner competitions of eight to Red date Bull Cliff Diving World Series competitions to date 8, 2005 Winner Red Bull Cliff Diving, Lake 2008, Wolfgang 2005 Winner Red Bull Cliff Diving, Lake Wolfgang 5 Winner Adriatic High Diving Cup 2005 Winner Adriatic High Diving Cup

L RANKINGS RED BULL CLIFF DIVING WORLD SERIESFINAL RANKINGS RED BULL CLIFF DIVING WORLD SERIES 3 3rd overall 2013 3rd overall 2 & 2010 2nd overall 2012 & 2010 2nd overall 1 8th overall (injured after stop 2) 2011 8th overall (injured after stop 2) 9 World Series Champion 2009 World Series Champion

OAL FOR THE 2014 SEASON MY GOAL FOR THE 2014 SEASON goal is to win the Red Bull Cliff Diving World My Series goal and is to raise win the the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series and raise the culty on my dives. It is not easy but possible.difficulty on my dives. It is not easy but possible.

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With the Fort Lauderdale based personal trainer establishing himself With the as one FortofLauderdale the most based personal t consistent performers in the World Series, Steven's main objective consistent last season performers was to increase in the World Series, his Degree of Difficulty, debuting a new dive in 2013 with a total his Degree of five somersaults. of Difficulty, debuting a new d Adopting the theory that sometimes you must take one step back Adopting to takethe twotheory steps forward, that sometimes you m Steven spent much of the year perfecting the new dive which executed Steven spent well could much put of the him year in perfecting t title contention. Second-placed finishes in Italy and Thailand suggest title contention. he's not too Second-placed far away... finishes in REPRESENTING USA DOB 17 June 1985 HEIGHT/WEIGHT 1.61m/62kg CITY OF RESIDENCE Ft. Lauderdale, Florida PROFESSION Personal trainer MY SECRET PASSION Watching cartoons

REPRESENTING USA DOB 17 June 1985 HEIGHT/WEIGHT 1.61m/62kg CITY OF RESIDENCE Ft. Lauderdale, PROFESSION Personal trainer MY SECRET PASSION Watching car

STARTED CLIFF DIVING IN 2011 FAVOURITE CLIFF DIVING SPOT Thailand FAVOURITE DIVE Quint Half

STARTED CLIFF DIVING IN 2011 FAVOURITE CLIFF DIVING SPOT Thail FAVOURITE DIVE Quint Half

IN THE WORLD SERIES SINCE 2011 BEST RESULT IN A WORLD SERIES COMPETITION 1st place (Wales, UK, 2013)

IN THE WORLD SERIES SINCE 2011 BEST RESULT IN A WORLD SERIES COM

ACHIEVEMENTS ACHIEVEMENTS 2012 Winner Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series in Wales (UK) 2012 Winner Red Bull Cliff Div 2012 3rd qualification competition Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series in Cattai 2012 (AUS) 3rd qualification competi 2011 7th qualification competition Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series in Cattai 2011 (AUS) 7th qualification competit 2004 Olympic Trials finalist 2004 Olympic Trials finalist FINAL RANKINGS RED BULL CLIFF DIVING WORLD SERIES 2013 7th overall 2012 3rd overall 2011 10th overall

FINAL RANKINGS RED BULL CLIFF DIV 2013 7th overall 2012 3rd overall 2011 10th overall

MY GOAL FOR THE 2014 SEASON MY GOAL FOR THE 2014 SEASON My goal this season is to improve my consistency so I can put myself in a position My goal tothis season is to impro compete for the title!  compete for the title! 

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n has left her mark the cliffthree diving scene The 30-year-old when German has left her mark in the cliff diving scene when Five in athletes, rst ever Red Bull Cliff Diving competition she took in Italy victory in the first ever Red Bull Cliff Diving competition in Italy competitions from 20m her name has been well known before as one July of 2013. the Although her name has been well known before as one of the and the first female in s female high divers; Anna Bader has collected most ableaand courageous female high divers; Anna Bader has collected a World Series champion ean champion titles as well as she–put number her nameof female European champion titles as well as she put her name the 2014 season the Foramongst men’s results list over the takes past years. her, being the best in the men’s results list over the past years. For her, being next step and introduces Cliff Diving World Series means: ‘Thepart smell of the of first Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series means: ‘The smell of y, and extending boundaries.’ a new challenge for the danger, the lack of gravity, and extending boundaries.’

brave and graceful women passionate about REPRESENTING Germany cliff diving. T hey come DOB 12 December 1983 1,65m/55kg from around the world, HEIGHT/WEIGHT Breisgau CITY OF RESIDENCE Freiburg im Breisgau are between 22 and 39 PROFESSION Teacher years old and, together MY SECRET PASSION Forro with up to three STARTED CLIFF DIVING IN 2005 wildcards per stop, fight FAVOURITE CLIFF DIVING SPOT Malcesine lcesine es - just for for the of beingtitle. upside down. FAVOURITE DIVE Handstand dives - just for the sake of being upside down. thesake overall We’re taking our hats off to oes in cliff diving are: Orlando, because he is MY wild. (CLIFF DIVING) HERO My heroes in cliff diving are: Orlando, because he is wild. these women – you are real lifebecause he is pure grace. Gary, because he is Gary. My heroes in real life ace. Gary, because he is Gary. My heroes in Artem, amazing! are the Dalai Lama and Nelson Mandela. on Mandela.

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ACHIEVEMENTS Winner of the Red Bull Cliff Diving Malcesine 2013 6-time European Champion in cliff diving 3rd in the men’s category in the European Championships 2012 highest personal dive from 24.5 meters 2008 at the Red Bull Cliff Diving in Polignano, Italy MY GOAL FOR THE 2014 SEASON My goal is to show a new dive, to perform flight in perfection and to hopefully make the audience lose their breath...

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She is the unknown person in the world of Red Bull Cliff Diving, She is the but unknown the 33-year-old person in the world o American will definitely be somebody to count on this year.American During the will first definitely FINA be somebody to c world championship for high divers, Cesilie Carlton won theworld women’s championship competition for high divers, Cesi ahead of Ginger Leigh Huber and Anna Bader. For her, taking ahead partofinGinger the World LeighSeries Huber and Anna B 2014 is a big honour and she’s already excited – so are we! 2014 is a big honour and she’s already exc

REPRESENTING USA REPRESENTING USA DOB 27 March 1981 DOB 27 March 1981 HEIGHT/WEIGHT 1.65m/54kg HEIGHT/WEIGHT 1.65m/54kg CITY OF RESIDENCE Macau CITY OF RESIDENCE Macau PROFESSION Performer in House of Dancing Water PROFESSION Performer in House of D MY SECRET PASSION I don’t think that I have a secret passion. I can never keep MY SECRET a secret, PASSION I don’t think that so there would be no way for me to have a "secret" passion. so there would be no way for me t

STARTED CLIFF DIVING IN 2009 STARTED CLIFF DIVING IN 2009 FAVOURITE CLIFF DIVING SPOT I haven’t yet dived from a cliff but Italy lookedFAVOURITE amazing.CLIFF DIVING SPOT I haven’ FAVOURITE DIVE Although I don’t do it, inward double half is my favourite FAVOURITE dive to watch. DIVE Although I don’t do

MY (CLIFF DIVING) HERO My husband Jason Carlton, to this day I am still inMY awe (CLIFF of his DIVING) HERO My husband beauty and fitness in the air. He is a beautiful diver, and it is not becausebeauty I'm bias. and fitness in the air. He is ACHIEVEMENTS FINA High diving world champion 2013 NJCAA spring board champion 1 and 3 meter Level 10 competitor gymnastics EFSL swimming championships youngest competitor

ACHIEVEMENTS FINA High diving world champion NJCAA spring board champion 1 Level 10 competitor gymnastics EFSL swimming championships you

MY GOAL FOR THE 2014 SEASON MY GOAL FOR THE 2014 SEASON To have a consistent Series, and bring in some new dives and DD to the To competition. have a consistent Series, and br

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or quite a while and Ginger has Leigh never Huber stoppedhas been in the sport for quite a while and has never stopped dging, to competing promoting she’s always it – from wanted coaching, training, judging, to competing she’s always wanted Being selected for to thedofirst whatever femalewas World possible for the sport. Being selected for the first female World ud and thankful at Series the same makestime. the 39-year-old American proud and thankful at the same time. y last season withFinishing the highest second scoring in the competition in Italy last season with the highest scoring thlete to count ondive, in 2014! Ginger Leigh Huber is definitely an athlete to count on in 2014!

ornia and acrobat/entertainer onment

REPRESENTING USA DOB 6 December 1974 HEIGHT/WEIGHT 1.70m/58kg CITY OF RESIDENCE San Diego, California PROFESSION Performance manager and acrobat/entertainer MY SECRET PASSION Saving the environment

brada, Acapulco, Mexico

STARTED CLIFF DIVING IN 1997 FAVOURITE CLIFF DIVING SPOT La Quebrada, Acapulco, Mexico FAVOURITE DIVE Barani

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MY (CLIFF DIVING) HERO Adele Laurent

ing Malcesine, Italy orld Championships 2013 Men’s diving competition diving competition

ACHIEVEMENTS 2013 diver on “Splash” 2013 2nd place Red Bull Cliff Diving Malcesine, Italy & 2nd place FINA High Diving World Championships 2013 2008 Diving official for Acapulco Men’s diving competition 2003 6th Acapulco women’s cliff diving competition

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MY GOAL FOR THE 2014 SEASON #1 Safety #2 To promote women’s cliff diving #3 To have fun! #4 Maybe triple half pike #5 Maybe 2 ½ twisting double

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The divers

‘It’s a unique opportunity and like a dream come ‘It’s true’,a unique says theopportunity Brazilian who’ll and like a dream come fight for the overall title together with four other women. fight for Having the overall a gymnastics title together andwith four other circus background, the 28-year-old tender lookingcircus athlete background, fell desperately the 28-year-old in love tender lookin with the sport of high diving and got her spot in the withRed theBull sportCliff of high Diving diving World and got her spot in Series for 2014. The final showdown will take place Series on home for 2014. soil T and he Jacqueline final showdown will take pla Valente will give it her all! Valente will give it her all! REPRESENTING Brazil DOB 18 September 1985 HEIGHT/WEIGHT 1.58m/53kg CITY OF RESIDENCE Porto Alegre PROFESSION Artist MY SECRET PASSION no secrets

REPRESENTING Brazil DOB 18 September 1985 HEIGHT/WEIGHT 1.58m/53kg CITY OF RESIDENCE Porto Alegre PROFESSION Artist MY SECRET PASSION no secrets

STARTED CLIFF DIVING IN Haven’t cliff dived yet, just on shows outdoors STARTED CLIFF andDIVING indoors IN Haven’t cliff dived yet, ju FAVOURITE CLIFF DIVING SPOT Looking forward to discover my favourite FAVOURITEspot CLIFF DIVING SPOT Looking forward to d FAVOURITE DIVE Handstand forward fall FAVOURITE DIVE Handstand forward fall

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MY (CLIFF DIVING) HERO Anna Bader

MY (CLIFF DIVING) HERO Anna Bader

ACHIEVEMENTS From gymnastics to circus, then I fell in love with diving.

ACHIEVEMENTS From gymnastics to circus, then I fell in love wit

MY GOAL FOR THE 2014 SEASON To make the best of my dives.

MY GOAL FOR THE 2014 SEASON To make the best of my dives.

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hat she thinks of her If participation you ask Rachelle in the Simpson World what Series,she this thinks of her participation in the World Series, this feel real! I am incredibly is whatexcited you get: and ‚Itam stillsodoesn't thankful feelofreal! thisI am incredibly excited and am so thankful of this has a background asopportunity!’ a gymnast and Thefeels 26-year-old stoked that hasthe a background as a gymnast and feels stoked that the e held in her homefirst statewomen this June. competition will be held in her home state this June.

USA REPRESENTING USA 1988 DOB 8 January 1988 1,66m/56kg HEIGHT/WEIGHT 1,66m/56kg CE San Antonio, Texas CITY OF RESIDENCE San Antonio, Texas former in “The House of Dancing Water” Show PROFESSION in Macau, Performer China in “The House of Dancing Water” Show in Macau, China ION I love to cook for people! MY SECRET PASSION I love to cook for people!

VING IN 2012 STARTED CLIFF DIVING IN 2012 DIVING SPOT I don't have one yet! These competitions FAVOURITE willCLIFF be DIVING my SPOT I don't have one yet! These competitions will be my s. I've only jumped off of an indoor 20-meter platform. 1st "cliff" I'm dives. pretty I've only jumped off of an indoor 20-meter platform. I'm pretty competition is in Texas though, my home state!!! stoked the 1st competition is in Texas though, my home state!!! I really enjoy back armstand dives. They wereFAVOURITE my favourite DIVE when I really enjoy back armstand dives. They were my favourite when as well. I was younger as well.

G) HERO I'm still very new to the cliff diving world MY (CLIFF so I don't DIVING) know HERO I'm still very new to the cliff diving world so I don't know en. I am however great friends with a few of the many ladies of the and men. have I am however great friends with a few of the ladies and have ough to get to train and work with them for many beenyears luckynow. enough I to get to train and work with them for many years now. I m so much! Tara Tira, Cesilie Carlton and Anna look Bader. up toRockstars, them so much! Tara Tira, Cesilie Carlton and Anna Bader. Rockstars, all of them!

ACHIEVEMENTS ymnast and competitive springboard and platform Competitive diver gymnast and competitive springboard and platform diver artist for Franco Dragone's "The House of Dancing HouseWater" Troupe artist for Franco Dragone's "The House of Dancing Water" Macau, China

E 2014 SEASON MY GOAL FOR THE 2014 SEASON ves and show the world what the ladies are made To ripof! some dives and show the world what the ladies are made of!

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Wildcards

Wildcards

s s d d r r a a c c Wild Wild ALAIN KOHL

These athletes will get a chance to prove theirTtalent, hese athletes improve will get a chance to prove their talent, improv Luxembourg August their diving and certainly spice up this year's their competitions. diving and certainly25spice up1982 this year's competitions. 1 stop: IRL We proudly present the wildcard divers for theWe2014 proudly season.  present the wildcard divers for the 2014 season. 

ANDREAS HULLIGER

CHRISTIAN ANDREAS ARAYON HULLIGER

CYRILLE CHRISTIAN OUMEDJKANE ARAYON

Switzerland 23 June 1985 1 stop: POR

Switzerland Colombia 23 June 1985 27 November 1990 stop: POR 1 stop: 1POR

France Colombia 5 April 1976 27 November 1990 2 stops:1IRL, ESP stop: POR

KAI KIRBS

KENT DE KAIMOND KIRBS

KYLE MITRIONE KENT DE MOND

Germany 1 July 1988 1 stop: NOR

USA Germany 6 March11983 July 1988 2 stops:1USA, stop: NOR NOR

USA USA 17 March 1988 1983 6 March 1 stop: 2 USA stops: USA, NOR

WILKER NASCIMENTO

LYSANNE RICHARDS WILKER NASCIMENTO

TARA TIRA HYERRICHARDS LYSANNE

Brazil 15 March 1989 1 stop: BRA

CanadaBrazil 30 August 151981 March 1989 2 stops:1USA, stop: NOR BRA

USA Canada 9 September 1985 1981 30 August 2 stops:2USA, stops:NOR USA, NOR


NATOLIY ALESSANDRO SHABOTENKO DE ROSE

ANDREI ANATOLIY MIKAU SHABOTENKO

ANDREI MIKAU

aineItaly May 21989 July 1992 ops:1NOR, stop: ESP USA, POR

Belarus Ukraine 2 January101990 May 1989 1 stop: 3 POR stops: NOR, USA, POR

Belarus 2 January 1990 1 stop: POR

RGEEDIVALDO FERZULI KEDA MOURA

JORGE FERZULI JUCELINO JUNIOR

JUCELINO JUNIOR

xicoBrazil 201981 February 1983 March stops: CUB, BRA op: 2CUB

Brazil Mexico 111983 March 1981 17 August stop: IRL, CUBBRA 3 stops:1CUB,

Brazil 17 August 1983 3 stops: CUB, IRL, BRA

MAT COWEN GUEL GARCIA CELIS

GARCIA CELIS SASHAMIGUEL KUTSENKO

SASHA KUTSENKO

United Kingdom ombia 191991 June 1988 March stops:NOR USA, IRL, ESP ops:3CUB,

UkraineColombia 20 March 17 February 1983 1991 stops: CUB, NOR 1 stop: 2 POR

Ukraine 17 February 1983 1 stop: POR

YANA NESTSIAROVA A JIMENEZ TREJO xicoBelarus 14 June January 19851992 stop: NOR op: 1USA

RITA JIMENEZ TREJO EDIANGELY PEGORETTI

EDIANGELY PEGORETTI

Brazil Mexico 20 1970 January 1985 24 October stop: USA 1 stop: 1 BRA

Brazil 24 October 1970 1 stop: BRA


Women

NEW

THE START OF SOMETHING

Women push the boundaries and get their own World Series champion in 2014

“Cliff diving is cliff diving. Women are just a lot more graceful,” says Orlando Duque. The first-ever women’s competition in Red Bull Cliff Diving last season on Italy’s Lake Garda brought about new and exciting times for this sport and showcased that diving from dizzying heights is not a question of male or female. Female athletes use the same technique, show a lot of difficulty and have just as much passion for the sport. The height is the only major difference, however this too could melt away over time. TV stations came to follow the female competition, with many hundreds of likes and comments on the Red Bull Cliff Diving Facebook page and a big crowd of spectators around Scaliger Castle on Lake Garda left in awe – the women’s competition back in 2013 drew a lot of attention to the sport and its protagonists. “It’s been a long time coming to have a women’s event and they’ve done a lot of hard work to get here,” knows cliff diving expert Joey Zuber, who’s been in the sport for almost twenty years, “I have to take my hat off to the women, they’re incredibly brave and they are the best in the world. I’ll challenge anyone to stand on the end of the platform and look down 20m and see how it feels. These girls are amazing.” Five of them were nominated to be part of the permanent line-up for the first Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series which crowns a female champion: Anna Bader (30) from Germany, Ginger Huber (39), Rachelle

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Simpson (26) and Cesilie Carlton (33) from the US and Jacqueline Valente (28) from Brazil. Each of them has a platform diving or gymnast background; they share the passion for great heights and – in their own words – love the adrenaline rush that comes from cliff diving. For the attentive follower of Red Bull Cliff Diving, these parameters are well known from the male athletes. What is it that distinguishes women’s and men’s cliff diving? If anything, it’s the height. While 27m is the average height in the World Series for the men, the women’s platform is mounted 20m above the water. “It has to do with experience. We’ve been doing this for a few years already, so we are a little bit more comfortable and we’ve trained specifically for this height. The women haven’t had that much experience; that doesn’t mean they can’t jump from where we are, it’s just a matter of experience. Even if you bring a guy who is in his first year, he’s going to be very scared,” explains Colombian Orlando


Duque. Physically speaking, the impact from 20m is simply not as strong, however: “It still is not something that you would just want to do consistently over and over again. You do a couple and do your best to get those ones right and then let your body rest for the next day,” Ginger Huber, a cliff diver for 18 years, makes clear. It’s now less than a year ago that female grace was introduced to the World Series and Ginger Huber’s wish – ‘hopefully this can be the start of something new’ – already comes true. “They’re going to fight hard, which is what it’s all about. I know it’s going to be tough.” Ten-time world champion Orlando Duque was stoked when the female competitions were confirmed for 2014.

Don’t miss the girls showcasing diving excellence in the USA, Norway and Brazil this year!

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Stops

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THE S

From visual feasts to natural won of more modern origin – in Series will bridge natu surroundings as mu bound

CUBA Havana Morro Castle MAY 10

CUBA Havana Morro Castle MAY 10

The sixth season of the World Series kicks off in the The‘Pearl sixth of season the Antilles’ of the World as Series kicks off in the ‘Pearl Cuba was called during colonial times. The picturesque Cuba was fortress called of Morro during colonial times. The picturesque fo Castle has been guarding the entrance to HavanaCastle Bay since has been late 16th guarding century the entrance to Havana Bay sin and will be the take-off point for the world’s cliff diving and will elite beinthe May. take-off Perched point for the world’s cliff diving eli on the promontory opposite of the harbour from Old on the Havana promontory ‘el Morro’, opposite of the harbour from Old Hava which in this case means ‘rock’ in Spanish, can be which viewed in this from case miles means around ‘rock’ in Spanish, can be viewed as it dominates the port entrance. Who of the athletes as it dominates will dominate the the portfirst entrance. Who of the athletes will stop of 2014 in an environment where modernitystop and of colonial 2014 in constructions an environment where modernity and col go hand in hand? go hand in hand? 42

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nders, from historic sites to those n its sixth season, the World ural venues and urban uch as it will push daries.

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ATION....................................................Renaissance-style LOCATION....................................................Renaissance-style building constructed as an irregular polygon building constructed as an irregular polygon RDINATES......................23°09’01.67’’N 82°21’23.99’’W COORDINATES......................23°09’01.67’’N 82°21’23.99’’W FORM HEIGHT.......................................................27m PLATFORM HEIGHT.......................................................27m ER DEPTH.....................................................5.5m WATER to 7mDEPTH.....................................................5.5m to 7m ER TEMPERATURE IN MAY....................................... WATER 16°CTEMPERATURE IN MAY....................................... 16°C TEMPERATRE IN MAY............................................ AIR21°C TEMPERATRE IN MAY............................................ 21°C ER..............................................Gulf of Mexico, seawater WATER..............................................Gulf of Mexico, seawater DOM FACT RANDOM FACT abit of announcing the closing of the fortress walls every The habit night of announcing the closing of the fortress walls every night ng a cannon at 9 o'clock has become a tradition that by firing is still a cannon at 9 o'clock has become a tradition that is still wed today. People still use it to set their watches. followed today. People still use it to set their watches.

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USA Texas Possum Kingdom Lake JUNE 07

USA Texas Possum Kingdom Lake JUNE 07

From Cuba the World Series travels to the USA’ LoneFrom StarCuba State.the At World Kingdom Series Possum travels to the USA’ Lone St Lake, the first water supply reservoir constructed in the Lake, Brazos the first River, water twosupply towering reservoir constructed in the B cliffs mark the entrance to a small cove. This is Hell'scliffs Gate, mark a sheer the entrance break intothe a small cliffs cove. This is Hell's G around the lake, which rises more than 30 metres out around of thethe lake. lake, Given which therises flatness more than 30 metres out o of the surrounding terrain, the cliffs are a visual feast, of rising the surrounding dramatically terrain, out ofthe thecliffs are a visual feast, ri water to dwarf even the bigger boats that pass through. waterOnly to dwarf the divers even can the bigger add more boats that pass through breath-taking moments to this natural wonder with their breath-taking most difficult moments manoeuvres to this from natural wonder with their almost three times the Olympic height. almost three times the Olympic height.

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IRELAND Inis Mór Serpent’s Lair JUNE 29

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IRELAND Inis Mór Serpent’s Lair JUNE 29

The first European stop in 2014 is hosted on Ireland’s TheAran first Islands, European Inisstop Mórin 2014 is hosted on Ireland’s A to be more precise. The big island among a group of to three be more is home precise. to The big island among a group of th legendary Serpent’s Lair – ‘Poll na Peist’ in Gaelic – legendary a ‘blowhole’ Serpent’s or a Lair – ‘Poll na Peist’ in Gaelic – a ‘b shoreline window to subterranean caverns, which spurt shoreline out water window eachtoday subterranean as caverns, which spurt high tide approaches. What gives this place an inexplicable high tide and approaches. mysterious What gives this place an inexpli nature is the near-perfectly rectangular shape of the nature hole. After is the2012 near-perfectly this will rectangular shape of the hol be the second time the cliff diving elite returns to thebe place the second where you timecan the cliff diving elite returns to the pla sense the spirit of Gaelic Ireland and touch the past.sense the spirit of Gaelic Ireland and touch the past.

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ATION ...............................Two towering cliffs in a water supply LOCATION ...............................Two towering cliffs in a water supply reservoir on the Brazos River reservoir on the Brazos River RDINATES ....................................32.8667° N, 98.4333° COORDINATES W ....................................32.8667° N, 98.4333° W FORM HEIGHT...............................................................27m PLATFORM HEIGHT...............................................................27m ER DEPTH.............................................................5.5mWATER to 7m DEPTH.............................................................5.5m to 7m ER TEMPERATURE IN JUNE..........................................16°C WATER TEMPERATURE IN JUNE..........................................16°C EMPERATURE IN JUNE................................................21°C AIR TEMPERATURE IN JUNE................................................21°C ER..........................................Possum Kingdom Lake, freshwater WATER..........................................Possum Kingdom Lake, freshwater DOM FACT RANDOM FACT ake has an area of approximately 6,900ha with 500km The of lake has an area of approximately 6,900ha with 500km of ine. It holds 930,000,000m3 of water with 680,000,000m3 shoreline. It holds 930,000,000m3 of water with 680,000,000m3 able for water supply. available for water supply.

ATION .........................Notorious, almost-rectangular ‘blowhole’ LOCATION .........................Notorious, almost-rectangular ‘blowhole’ RDINATES ...............................................53° 7‘ N, 9° 44’ W COORDINATES ...............................................53° 7‘ N, 9° 44’ W FORM HEIGHT..............................................................28m PLATFORM HEIGHT..............................................................28m ER DEPTH..................................................................5 WATER to 9m DEPTH..................................................................5 to 9m ER TEMPERATURE IN JUNE........................................15°C WATER TEMPERATURE IN JUNE........................................15°C EMPERATUREIN JUNE..............................................19°C AIR TEMPERATUREIN JUNE..............................................19°C ER..................................................Atlantic Ocean, seawater WATER..................................................Atlantic Ocean, seawater DOM FACT RANDOM FACT nt mythology tells us of a sea serpent which lived beneath Ancient the mythology tells us of a sea serpent which lived beneath the nce. The sound of screeching, stormy winds is said in myth to entrance. be the The sound of screeching, stormy winds is said in myth to be the serpent making its presence felt. great serpent making its presence felt.

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NORWAY Kragerø Øya JULY 12

NORWAY Kragerø Øya JULY 12

Mid July, and the midway point of the 2014 World Series Mid July, takesand the divers the midway point of the 2014 World S back to Norway’s Kragerø, the place of 495 islands, islets back and to Norway’s skerries and Kragerø, the place of 495 islands, – recalling 2010 – just as many boats. In a land famous – recalling for its Vikings, 2010 –the just as many boats. In a land fam ‘pearl of coastal towns’ welcomes another set of adventurers ‘pearl of ready coastal to take towns’ welcomes another set of adve to the sea in an attempt to conquer. The archipelago istoamongst the sea the in an country’s attempt to conquer. The archipelago summer hot spots and the town’s maze of tiny streets will summer be packed hot spots withand more the town’s maze of tiny streets than 20,000 holidaymakers from all over Scandinavia. than In the 20,000 southernmost holidaymakers mufrom all over Scandinav nicipality of the Telemark county, diving from a skerry nicipality – derived of from thethe Telemark Old county, diving from a skerry Norse word ‘sker’ meaning ‘a rock in the sea’ – will challenge Norse word all 14 ‘sker’ divers meaning ‘a rock in the sea’ – will c anew and determine the halftime leader. anew and determine the halftime leader.

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PORTUGAL Azores S. Miguel JULY 26

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PORTUGAL Azores S. Miguel JULY 26

Pure cliff diving directly off the cliff face, the reigning champion Pure cliff diving on topdirectly of the off the cliff face, the reigning rankings and the youngest athlete on the podium – therankings circular-shaped and theVila youngest athlete on the podium – th Franca do Campo islet offshore from São Miguel in theFranca Azores doarchipelago Campo islet offshore from São Miguel in th made the perfect backdrop in 2013 and this July the volcanic made theislands perfectinbackdrop the in 2013 and this July the middle of the Atlantic will once more be the take-off point middle for breathtaking of the Atlanticcliff will once more be the take-off p dives. An impressive monolith of volcanic stone and the dives. outside An crater impressive wallsmonolith of of volcanic stone and t the almost perfectly round islet less than one kilometre the from almost the coastline perfectlyofround islet less than one kilometre São Miguel are the ideal spots to explore this pure sport Sãoand Miguel dive are straight the ideal spots to explore this pure sp from the cliffs. Only for the more difficult optional divesfrom will the the cliffs. athletes Only usefor the more difficult optional div the platform construction placed above the ocean. the platform construction placed above the ocean. 46

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ION .......................................Cliff upon the town of Kragerø LOCATION .......................................Cliff upon the town of Kragerø DINATES ..............................................58° 20’ N, 8° 36’COORDINATES O ..............................................58° 20’ N, 8° 36’ O ORM HEIGHT...............................................................27m PLATFORM HEIGHT...............................................................27m R DEPTH.......................................................................20m WATER DEPTH.......................................................................20m R TEMPERATURE IN JULY......................................19-22°C WATER TEMPERATURE IN JULY......................................19-22°C MPERATURE IN JULY............................................20-28°C AIR TEMPERATURE IN JULY............................................20-28°C R............................................................Skagerrak, seawater WATER............................................................Skagerrak, seawater OM FACT RANDOM FACT Munch fell in love with Kragerø in his time, and called it Edvard Munch fell in love with Kragerø in his time, and called it arl of the Coastal Towns" "The Pearl of the Coastal Towns"

LOCATION ............................Volcanic nature reserve off the coast ION ............................Volcanic nature reserve off the coast .......................................37° 41’ N, 25° 26’ W DINATES .......................................37° 41’ N, 25° 26’ COORDINATES W PLATFORM HEIGHT...........................................................27m ORM HEIGHT...........................................................27m DEPTH..............................................................over 8m R DEPTH..............................................................over WATER 8m WATER TEMPERATURE IN JULY.......................................22°C R TEMPERATURE IN JULY.......................................22°C AIR TEMPERATURE IN JULY.............................................25°C MPERATURE IN JULY.............................................25°C WATER.................................................Atlantic Ocean, Seawater R.................................................Atlantic Ocean, Seawater RANDOM FACT........................Locals call the islet “Princess Ring” OM FACT........................Locals call the islet “Princess Ring”

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SPAIN Bilbao La Salve Bridge SEPTEMBER 20

SPAIN Bilbao La Salve Bridge SEPTEMBER 20

The second to last stop takes the top cliff divingThe athletes second to Bilbao to last stop in thetakes Basque the top cliff diving athletes to B Country and to Spanish soil for the very first time. Country Located andon to the Spanish northern soil tip for the very first time. Located o of the Iberian Peninsula less than 20km south ofofthe theBay Iberian of Biscay Peninsula the city lesslies than 20km south of the Bay of B within one of the most populous metropolitan areas withininone northern of theSpain. most populous Ever since metropolitan areas in northe the 14th century, Bilbao has been a commercial thehub, 14thhas century, experienced Bilbao heavy has been a commercial hub, has ex industrialization and has started a social, economic industrialization and aesthetic andrevitalization has started a social, economic and aes process by the iconic Guggenheim Museum. The process divingby location, the iconic theGuggenheim La Salve Museum. The diving loca Bridge, cuts through one vertex of the triangularBridge, site of cuts the museum through one and vertex will notof the triangular site of the m only welcome the sailors returning from sea, butonly alsowelcome the cliff the divine sailors elitereturning this from sea, but also the clif September. September.

BRAZIL Niterói, Rio de Janeiro BRAZIL Niterói, Rio de Janeiro Icaraí Beach Icaraí Beach OCTOBER 19 OCTOBER 19

For the coronation of the 2014 World Series champion, For the coronation the divers of leap the 2014 over World Series champion, the the ocean to South America’s biggest country,the Brazil, ocean at the to South end of America’s October.biggest country, Brazil, at the While Christ the Redeemer watches from above, While off aChrist unique the27-metre Redeemer watches from above, off a uniq platform structure, inspired by the architectureplatform of Oscarstructure, Niemeyer, inspired the new by the architecture of Oscar Nie champion will dive to glory on the beach of Icaraí champion in Niterói, will dive in the to state glory on the beach of Icaraí in Niteró of Rio de Janeiro. The name of the beach means of Rio ‘holy deriver’ Janeiro. in the The native name of the beach means ‘holy river language and used to be a place where people language jumped and fromused a platform to be a place where people jumped fro during the 1950s. In a city whose nickname, amongst during the others, 1950s. is ‘Cidade In a city whose nickname, amongst othe Sorriso’ – Smile City – it’s guaranteed that the Sorriso’ cliff divers – Smile will bring City –back it’s guaranteed to that the cliff divers w live the story of the ‘Trampoline of Icaraí Beach’ liveand thethe story trophy of thefor‘Trampoline the best of Icaraí Beach’ and the tro of the best will be awarded to the new champions. of the best will be awarded to the new champions.

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LOCATION ......Princes of Spain suspension bridge, whichLOCATION provides a ......Princes of Spain suspension bridge, which provides a northern access over the river to the city northern access over the river to the city COORDINATES .............................43°16'9.61"N, 2°55'55.18"W COORDINATES .............................43°16'9.61"N, 2°55'55.18"W PLATFORM HEIGHT...............................................................27m PLATFORM HEIGHT...............................................................27m WATER DEPTH.........................................................................5m WATER DEPTH.........................................................................5m WATER TEMPERATURE IN SEPTEMBER...............................21°C WATER TEMPERATURE IN SEPTEMBER...............................21°C AIR TEMPERATURE IN SEPTEMBER.....................................23°C AIR TEMPERATURE IN SEPTEMBER.....................................23°C WATER......................................................Nervión river, WATER......................................................Nervión freshwater river, freshwater RANDOM FACT RANDOM FACT This bridge gained popularity when the Guggenheim Museum This Bilbao bridge gained popularity when the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao was built right under it, literally merging its structure into thewas museum's. built right under it, literally merging its structure into the museum's.

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LOCATION ......A popular beach in the residential district LOCATION of Niterói ......A popular beach in the residential district of Niterói COORDINATES ................................22°54’26’’S, 43°06’36’’W COORDINATES ................................22°54’26’’S, 43°06’36’’W PLATFORM HEIGHT...........................................................27m PLATFORM HEIGHT...........................................................27m WATER DEPTH...................................................................13m WATER DEPTH...................................................................13m WATER TEMPERATURE IN OCTOBER...............................22°C WATER TEMPERATURE IN OCTOBER...............................22°C AIR TEMPERATURE IN OCTOBER.....................................25°C AIR TEMPERATURE IN OCTOBER.....................................25°C WATER.................................................Atlantic Ocean, WATER.................................................Atlantic seawater Ocean, seawater RANDOM FACT RANDOM FACT The word Icarahy, in the ancient Tupi language, is composed The word of i Icarahy, in the ancient Tupi language, is composed of i (water) and carahy (blessed). (water) and carahy (blessed).

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2009

2010

19 countries 35 stops

5 years

5 years

19 countries 35 stops

2010

4 continents

2011

2011

30 divers from 17 countries

2012

2012

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650.000 spectators

650.000 spectators

ARS OF YEARS OF E WORLD THE WORLD RIES SERIES

6 different competition winners

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Orlando Duque, Colombia, after winning the title in 2009

Orlando winning

“I have been competing for so many years and pressure is something I am used to, but I have never seen a fight like this. This is not just another title, it’s the one I had to fight most for! After my second dive I was still out of the title but I knew I can improve and get the fourth place at least. This title results from my long term strategy of doing consistent dives the best way I can. I was leading before and that gave me some comfort for the final. I am not just going to lean back with this title, I know I have to react and I will!”

“I have been co something I am is not just anoth second dive I w get the fourth p strategy of doin before and that going to lean ba

Gary Hunt, United Kingdom, after winning for the third time in 2012

Gary Hun winning

“This year has been the hardest without a doubt. It felt like everyone was on top of their game and you had to be diving really well to win it. Waiting for the final score was one of the most nerve-wracking times of my life. I saw that it was an amazing dive from Orlando and then saw the scores but those few seconds were really nerve-wracking. I didn’t want to calculate it before hand but to see it up on the screen and how close it was... wow! It was just the best competition I’ve ever done!”

“This year has everyone was o well to win it. W nerve-wracking from Orlando really nerve-wr to see it up on the best compe

Artem Silchenko, Russia, after securing the title in 2013

Artem Sil securing

“I cannot believe it – at this moment it is pure emotion and there is nothing really you can say. I’m starting to understand that I’m the best high diver for 2013 and that has always been my dream. Now I have it! It’s a beautiful dive, close to my best one and I felt it under water. I started diving in 2006 and I’ve come a long way! This is my fifth season in the World Series and I have been training and working hard for this moment.”

“I cannot belie is nothing reall the best high d Now I have it! it under water. This is my fifth training and w

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Blind Entry The last time the diver sees the water is at least half a Evolution somersault before entry as he or she lines up ‘blind’.

Evolution

TheIn degree of difficulty a divedivers is evaluated ondive the from Acapulco, Mexico,ofpearl began to basisthe of cliffs the following: take-off,innumber of somersaults, of La Quebrada the 1930s – some with number of twists, position the somersaults greater skill than othersduring – in order to find the biggest and and entry intovaluable the water. most pearls. Legends recall the heights from which they jumped. The figure of 36 metres is inscribed into the top of the cliff; however many people talk about jumps in excess of 40 metres. The There is no level needon forsite equipment. is above the highest is actuallyCliff 25.90diving metres athlete the versus sea. gravity – which is one of the main reasons why so many people are intrigued by the sport.

Improvement and evolution are crucial aspects of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series. Besides offering jaw-dropping diving action, the World also distance intends tofor push the dive limitsfrom of high TheSeries braking a high 26m is diving. Bringing together theentry best into of their approximately 4m after the kind water.and providing them with a stable platform height and a set number of competitions broke new boundaries in its very first year of existence. Gary Hunt’s triple somersault with four twists – the is the The chamois or ‘shammy’ is Triple a smallQuad towel–that serves firstadive cliff diving andbefore has few conceived purposes. exclusively It keeps thefor diver’s body dry a degree of This difficulty of 6.2. The evolution a dive. is important because the hands and legs of high which began continued in in the needdiving, to be dry so as not in to 2009, slip out of position the past years intense off-season preparation. air. At thefollowing same time, the athletes try to keep their More jaw-dropping action is guaranteed in 2014, with hands wet – in the same way that some people wet 27-metres intofingers unforgiving, the tipsdives of their to turnconcrete-like the pages ofwater. a book. In case of low temperatures, the divers try to stay warm by drying their bodies with the chamois. It’s dry again as soon as you squeeze the water out of the towel.

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The degree of difficulty of a dive is evaluated on the basis of the following: take-off, number of somersaults, number of twists, position during the somersaults and entry into the water.

There is no need for equipment. Cliff diving is the athlete versus gravity – which is one of the main reasons why so many people are intrigued by the sport.

Improvement and evolution are crucial aspects of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series. Besides offering jaw-dropping diving action, the World Series also intends to push the limits of high diving. Bringing together the best of their kind and providing them with a stable platform height and a set number of competitions broke new boundaries in its very first year of existence. Gary Hunt’s triple somersault with four twists – the Triple Quad – is the first dive conceived exclusively for cliff diving and has a degree of difficulty of 6.2. The evolution of high diving, which began in 2009, continued in the past years following intense off-season preparation. More jaw-dropping action is guaranteed in 2014, with 27-metres dives into unforgiving, concrete-like water.

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A–Z A–Z Female competition Female Guinness competition The first female competition in the history of Red The first female competition in the history of Red world record Bull Cliff Diving was held in Malcesine, Italy, in July Bull Cliff Diving was held in Malcesine, Italy, in July

2013. There are two Guinness world records in cliff diving. Duque’s dive during WHDF Cliff In 2014Orlando the World Seriesperfect will crown a femalethechamWorld in Kaunolu, Hawaii, in pion forDiving the first timeChampionship in its history. Five permanent 2000, when divers he performed a double somersault and three wildcard will fight for the back overall four twists from 24.40m. He earned victory with during three competitions (USA, Norwaya perfect 10 from all seven judges and scored 159.00 points; and Brazil). number which has been noted as the highest scored dive ever. The Colombian has also participated in more world championships than any other cliff diver. In April 2012 the Fédération Internationale de In April 2012 the Fédération Internationale de Natation, FINA, included high diving as a professional Natation, FINA, included high diving as a professional sport. During the 15th FINA world championships sport. During the 15th FINA world championships divingOrlando competitions are(COL, held atmen) heights 2013 in Barcelona, Orlando Duque (COL, men) and 2013 inHigh Barcelona, Duque andranging from 18-23 metres for female and 20-28 metres for Cesilie Carlton (USA, women) were crowned world Cesilie Carlton (USA, women) were crowned world male divers. 26.5 metres – the minimum height in champions. champions. the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series for a men’s competition – is equivalent to an eight-storey building. 2013. In 2014 the World Series will crown a female champion for the first time in its history. Five permanent and three wildcard divers will fight for the overall victory during three competitions (USA, Norway and Brazil).

FINA

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Free fall

During a dive from 27m, the athletes have about three seconds of free fall in which to perform their spectacular movements before they plunge into the water.

G-force

At the highest point, the G-force value increases to five, which means that the diver experiences a force equal to five times his own weight.

Free fall During a dive from 27m, the athletes have about Heroes three seconds of free fall in which to perform their

Outstanding achievements, records spectacular movements before they broken plunge into the and water. unforgettable moments – cliff diving has its heroes, like King Kahekili, Enrique Apac Rios, Lucy Wardle, Olivier Favre and Orlando Duque.

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n In the 1770s, The maximum a no less illustrious height for personage competitions than in the Red ndulged Kahekili, Bull theCliff last Diving independent Worldking Series of Maui, is 28m. indulged Due to the in cliff diving rapid acceleration, in the 18th century. almost no time benefit occurs from higher dives and the risk of injury increases disproportionately.

The maximum height for competitions in the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series is 28m. Due to the rapid acceleration, almost no time benefit occurs from higher dives and the risk of injury increases disproportionately.

ehame- In the 19th century, the Hawaiian King, Kamehameiff ha, was the first to allow the organisation of cliff e the diving contests A lot of with thingsdefined go through rules to a diver’s determine mindthe just before a best anddive: bravest They athlete. rehearse the whole process mentally before stepping onto the platform. Some of them mimic the dive, recreate it in their heads and try to feel it. In the last seconds before the dive they are completely ich has Cliff diving is a and verythe traditional discipline, which has focused fear is gone. e south its origin during the 1700s in Kaunolu, on the south western part of the Hawaiian island of Lanai.

Kaunolu

A lot of things go through a diver’s mind just before a dive: They rehearse the whole process mentally before stepping onto the platform. Some of them mimic the dive, recreate it in their heads and try to feel it. In the last seconds before the dive they are completely focused and the fear is gone.

Origin Origin Cliff diving had its origin during the 1700s in Hawaii. Cliff diving had its origin during the 1700s in Hawaii. Lele Kawa Lele Kawa is an Hawaiian expression, meaning ‘leapingPancake feet-first from a high cliff into landing water without Pancake landing

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The platform must be a stable take-off board constructed with a minimum length of 1.5m, a minimum width of 0.75m and a water-sprayed rim at least 2m beyond the vertical line.

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The fact that the mere thought of a high dive in a The fact that Most theathletes mere thought reach their of amaximum high dive in technical a skill andMost athlet neutral and relaxed environment sees the heart rate neutral andmental relaxedmaturity environment at around sees 30 theyears heartofrate age. Besides mental mat and the body tension rise to the same high level and the body a technical tension education, rise to the same the main highprerequisite level for all a technical experienced before the actual execution – as proved experienced high before divers theisactual at leastexecution 10 to 15–years as proved of training in high divers at the Red Bull Diagnostics and Training Centre in at the Red diving Bull Diagnostics or a similarand acrobatic Training sport. Centre Another in necessary diving or a Austria – underlines the mental and physical pressureAustria – underlines requirement theismental the ability andtophysical make split-second pressure requiremen the athletes are exposed to. the athletesdecisions are exposed basedto.on impulses such as sight, space, time decisions ba and experience. and experie

The main requirements for high divers are an exten-The main requirements for high divers are an extensive technical education, many years of experience insive technical A somersault education, ismany an acrobatic years of exercise experience in which in a A somersa diving or a similar acrobatic sport, as well as courage,diving or aperson similarrotates acrobatic around sport, theassomersault well as courage, axis, moving person rota self-confidence, extraordinary physical control and self-confidence, the feet extraordinary over the head. physical It can control be performed and forwards,the feet ove the ability to make decisions within fractions of a the ability backwards to make decisions or sideways within andfractions is an important of a part of backwards second based on the following impulses: sight, space,second based eachonhigh the dive. following impulses: sight, space, each high d time and experience. time and experience.

The highest risk of injury occurs during the water The highest is risk 85-90kph; of injury an occurs acceleration duringthat the compares water to a is 85-90kp entry, when parts of the body are already exposed to entry, when Lamborghini parts of the Murciélago. body are already exposed to Lamborghi absolute deceleration and others, above the surface, absolute deceleration and others, above the surface, are still at top speed. Crash landings can be ruled out,are still at top speed. Crash landings can be ruled out, however, because of the divers’ technical training andhowever, because of the divers’ technical training and experience. experience.At the take-off, the diver leaves the platform. After theAt the take take-off, the diver has about 10-12 metres in which totake-off, th do his tricks. A good take-off almost guarantees a gooddo his trick entry. entry. Regulations for safety are a maximum height (28 Regulations for safety are a maximum height (28 metres), a minimum water depth (5 metres), a stable metres), a minimum water depth (5 metres), a stable and water-sprayed platform with a minimum length ofand water-sprayed platform with a minimum length of A balanced training program springboard A balanced 1.5m and width of 0.75m and with a rim at least 2m 1.5m and width of 0.75m and with a rimincludes at least 2m and power as well as diving, flex beyond the vertical fall line, rescue divers, paramedics beyond thediving, verticalflexibility fall line, rescue divers,training, paramedics mental conditioning. mental con and as well as an ambulance. and as well as an ambulance.

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our twists Gary Hunt’s To(UK) minimise triplethe somersault risk of injuries with four andtwists the water splash,To minimise the risk of injuries and the water splash, ceived – the Triple theQuad water–entry was the should first dive be inconceived a perfectly vertical the water entry should be in a perfectly vertical of difficulty exclusivelyposition. for cliff diving and has a degree of difficulty position. of 6.2.

Water Water Twist Water is the central element in high diving. Characte-Water is the central element in high diving. Characte-

hich divesA twist is one of like the nine main groups in which dives play ristics temperature, density and colour ristics like temperature, density and colour play al twistingare classified. Any diveroles incorporating an axial twisting the entry important roles when the diver approaches the entry important when the diver approaches of up to four movementpoint. comes under this group. Twists of up to four point. nd can berevolutions are performed in competitions and can be inward and added to dives in the forward, back, reverse, inward and armstand categories. The most dangerous part in cliff diving is the water The most dangerous part in cliff diving is the water entry. Even if the divers have a good line and break entry. Even if the divers have a good line and break the water’s surface perfectly vertical, it still hurts. Withthe water’s surface perfectly vertical, it still hurts. With ost relevant Weather, especially wind and rain are the most relevant their bodies under tremendous pressure, the water is their bodies under tremendous pressure, the water is Series. factors for like the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series. a wall; with forces nine times harder than those like a wall; with forces nine times harder than those ganizationUBIMET faced proudly Red Bull by supports Olympicthe athletes fromorganization a 10-metre tower. faced by Olympic athletes from a 10-metre tower. rate weather with pin pointed weather forecasts and accurate weather meteorology data. UBIMET is a competence centre for meteorology was foun-and severe weather warnings. The company was founurope and ded in Vienna, Austria, and has offices inis Europe and website ofwww.redbullcliffdiving.com is the official website of www.redbullcliffdiving.com the official has set new also in Melbourne, Australia. company set new the Red Bull Cliff The Diving World has Series. It contains the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series. It contains ng its ownstandards in global meteorology by developing its own up-to-date news, divers’ profiles, picture galleries, up-to-date news, divers’ profiles, picture galleries, o provide forecast model andand proprietary to about providethe stops andvideos and the latest information about the stops and videos the latestalgorithms information orecasts. individuallyresults. tailored and real-time weather forecasts. results. t weather Consequently, UBIMET is the independent weather deas and authority because of its innovative product ideas and high-quality services. Cliff diverswww.ubimet.com do not have any protection except their Cliff divers do not have any protection except their Further information: own experience. Their diving ability is their only own experience. Their diving ability is their only protection against injuries. protection against injuries.

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