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WORLD SERIES

WORLD SERiES Since 2009, the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series has provided a platform for breathtaking action and dives of incredible complexity, spotlighting the sport’s top athletes next to young talents. In 2014, Red Bull Cliff Diving also introducing a Women’s World Series. In its seventh season, this rapidlyevolving sport will crown new champions during eight demanding competitions for the men and three stops for the women. Between April and September, this pure extreme sport will touch waters in natural and urban surroundings as well as remote and iconic venues across South America, the US and Europe and top it all with the season finale and the 50th World Series competition.


WORLD SERIES

HARD FACTS GRAVITY-DEFYING FREEFALL, PUNCTUATED BY AWE-INSPIRING TRICKS – THAT IS CLIFF DIVING. THE SPORT'S BEST ATHLETES LEAP AESTHETICALLY FROM ALMOST THREE TIMES THE OLYMPIC HEIGHT, WITH NO PROTECTION EXCEPT THEIR CONCENTRATION, SKILL AND PHYSICAL CONTROL. IN LESS THAN THREE SECONDS, GRAVITY PROPELS THE DIVERS' BODIES AS THEY FALL THE EQUIVALENT OF EIGHT STORIES, REACHING SPEEDS IN EXCESS OF 85KPH.


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USA POSSUM KINGDOM LAKE TEXAS ( & competition) MAY 30

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PORTUGAL S. Miguel AZORES ( & competition) JULY 18

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COLOMBIA CARTAGENA APRIL 25

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FRANCE LA ROCHELLE MAY 17

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DENMARK COPENHAGEN JUNE 20

6

BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA MOSTAR AUGUST 15

SPAIN BILBAO SEPTEMBER 26

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ITALY POLIGNANO A MARE ( & competition) SEPTEMBER 13

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REVIEW 2014 has been the 6th year in which the best cliff divers in the world were battling for victory. The season was action-packed and breathtaking, with seven stops all over Europe, the Caribbean and North America, in natural venues as well as in urban surroundings. More than anything, it was proven that the athletes were ready to push their limits. Everybody performed on the top of their game, providing the foundation for four competition winners, including a new face on top of the podium – former Olympian Blake Aldridge – and a gunfire of 10s in Texas. Gary Hunt put on another cliff diving masterclass with the

highest overall score in a single competition in the history of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series (526.40pts). With four victories throughout the season, Gary Hunt laid down his legacy as a four time World Series champion. The competitions in the US, Norway and Mexico were spiced up with the newly introduced Women’s World Series and the female grace of diving. After winning all three competitions, America’s Rachelle Simpson was the first woman to receive the overall winner’s trophy.


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QUALIFICATION Eight dives to match technique and physical artistry in the quest for diving perfection and top scores from the judges – 17 athletes from 12 different nations had been given the opportunity to qualify for the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series 2015. Five spots were available for the sport’s most prestigious series of competitions and were contested in a top-class qualification competition in Cali, Colombia, on February 5 and 7. Held over two days and eight dives from 27m, only 0.20 points decided if a diver would be a permanent part of the World Series. The qualifiers had to show their full

potential and diving repertoire in front of an international judging panel of five in order to go forward to eight World Series competitions during the 2015 high diving season. The two required dives, with a limited Degree of Difficulty and two optional dives from both days, were added and the cumulative scores from all eight dives constituted the final result. The names of the top-five of the qualification have now been added to the World Series’ permanent list of 10 divers. During the season, up to four wildcards will be invited per stop – according to their performance in the qualifying.


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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 win. This is what every high diver wants to win. Not because you’re on TV or in magazines, no. Everybody in this sport knows your name after you’ve won this one,” Orlando Duque explains. In 42 competitions between 2009 and 2014, 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 a fixed degree of difficulty and a good panel of judges. Consequently, the divers know a lot more about what to expect and therefore, can prepare better. I think it’s very possible that cliff diving becomes an Olympic sport, now that the Fédération Internationale de Natation (FINA) has added high diving as a professional 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 to guarantee the highest possible quality in this sport, featuring the world’s best athletes as well as young talents, and, since 2014, also a Women’s World Series. It provides them with a platform to excel and express their passion over and over again.


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ATHLETES As the pinnacle of cliff diving competitions, the 2015 World Series once again spotlights the sport’s elite athletes. Ten men and four women from ten countries will excel in performing at the highest level and fighting for glory, challenged not only by a series of wildcards, but also by the elements. In its seventh year, the title is decided during eight competitions for the men and three for the women.


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TECHNICAL

DATA

maximum height

RED BULL CLIFF DIVING WORLD SERIES

minimum height

GENERAL MALE COMPETITIONS

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

OLYMPIC DIVING

85-90KPH

4-5g PHYSICAL FORCES

3 SEC

RESCUE DIVERS/PARAMEDICS

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

MINIMUM WATER DEPTH

-5 M


28 M

PLATFORM 26,5 M

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

20 M

IMPACT

10 M

9 TIMES

HARDER THAN FROM 10M PLATFORM

THE WATER SPRAY

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

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This April, the cliff diving elite will touch down on Colombian grounds for the very first time, when the 2015 season kicks off in Cartagena, the ‘undisputed queen of the Caribbean coast’. Stop number two takes the World Series back to its all-time favourite location – La Rochelle, France, for the fifth time in seven years. For the third stop, we take a leap over the Atlantic Ocean and return to the USA’s Lone Star State, Texas, and to the visual feast of Hell’s Gate at Possum Kingdom Lake for the second consecutive year. The two towering cliffs, rising dramatically out of the water, also provide the first platform for the 2015 Women’s World Series. Back in Europe, the series will return to the familiar waters of Copenhagen in June. From the rooftop of one of the world’s best-equipped opera houses, it will be the best high divers from all over the globe attempting to impress an audience. The phenomenal monoliths of Portugal’s Azores – also featuring a female competition for the very first time on this unique volcanic archipelago in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean – will see the athletes propelling into the water from great heights in July. August takes the cliff diving elite to new grounds in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, where an annual bridge diving competition has been a tradition for many years. The second-to-last stop is held in the very south of Italy, in Polignano a Mare, where cliffs are the foundation of everyday life, with the town itself perched on the precipice. Hosting the World Series for the third time after 2009 and 2010, the Italian fans will see the coronation of this year’s women’s champion in mid-September. The season final will take place among last season’s most enthusiastic fans, in the capital of the Basque Country. Bilbao’s La Salve Bridge will not only be the take-off strip for the last aesthetic freefalls of the year and the place for the handing over of the 2015 champion’s trophy, but it will also be the venue for the 50th competition in Red Bull Cliff Diving – with the world-famous Guggenheim Museum as a breathtaking backdrop for this huge milestone.

LOCATIONS

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RULES & R E 足G U L A T I O N S

RULES & REGULATIONS


RULES & R E ­G U L A T I O N S

MEN’S COMPETITION FORMAT A COMPETITION CONSISTS OF FOUR DIVES: vv two required dives with a limited Degree of Difficulty (DD 3.8) and two optional dives vv Both required and optional dives have to be alternated at every competition TWO DAYS of competition The WINNER of each individual stop is the diver with the highest point total of all FOUR DIVES

CALCULATION OF THE TOTAL SCORE OF THE WORLD SERIES: Points from each competition are added together All individual competition results count for the World Series OVERALL RANKING

POINTS PER COMPETITION 1ST............................. 200 2ND............................. 160 3RD............................. 130 4TH............................. 110 5TH................................90 6TH................................70 7TH................................60 8TH................................50 9TH................................40 10TH................................30 11TH................................20 12TH................................10 13TH ................................. 9 14TH.................................. 8


DAY 1  Round 1 Seeding round determines the ranking for the head-to-head battles. This round counts towards the final results.

SEEDING ROUND (REQUIRED DIVE) #1

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A ‘lucky draw’ determines the diving order for this round.

DAY 2 Round 2, Round 3 & Final Round Main competition day ROUND 2: HEADTO-HEAD ROUND (REQUIRED DIVE)

FINAL ROUND (OPTIONAL DIVE)

ROUND 3: HEADTO-HEAD ROUND (OPTIONAL DIVE)

#14

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#1

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Winner pair 1

#13

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Winner pair 2

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Lucky loser

In the event of 14 divers starting into the competition, seven winners & one lucky loser advance to the final and perform one optional dive in reverse starting order. The winner of a head to head pair is the diver with the higher score accumulated in the previous 3 rounds.

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SCORES

Calculation of total score of each competition:

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vv Five scores by five judges vv Highest and lowest score are discarded vv Remaining three scores are added together vv This sum is multiplied by the degree of difficulty for each dive vv Scores from all four rounds are cumulated for the final competition result vv Points will be awarded from 1st to 14th place, including wildcards. The winner of any individual tour stop is the diver with the highest point total from this stop

JURY

Five international jurors will judge each dive on the following criteria:

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

JUDGES

Five judges (1 head judge & 4 judges per competition) will be selected for each competition from a pool of 13 members. Judges for each stop will be chosen based on geographical location of the event and availability of the judge.

CLAUDIO DE MIRO (ITA)

Head judge, former Italian diving team member

ANDREY IGNATENKO (UKR)

Winner of first Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series competition in La Rochelle, FRA, in 2009, 4th overall the same year

ANKE PIPER (GER)

Three-time European champion 10m

ANTONIO MARTINEZ (MEX)

FINA judge, organizer of high diving competitions in Mexico (Chiapas & Acapulco) since 2007, high diving shows worldwide since 1988 (substitute head judge)

DMITRI SAUTIN (RUS)

Two-time Olympic Gold medallist, five-time World Champion, 12 time European Champion, has won more medals on international level than any other Olympic diver

GREG LOUGANIS (USA)

Four-time Olympic Gold medallist, five-time World Champion, six-time Pan American Games winner, most famous diver of all time

JEFF ARBON (GBR/AUS)

Participant Olympic Games Seoul 1988

JULIAN LLINAS (ESP)

FINA judge, judge at three Olympic Games

KEN GROVE (AU(S)-T)

Two-time Olympian for AUS and AUT, Orlando Duque’s first high diving coach

MARION REIFF (AUT)

Participant Olympic Games Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004

RENATO ROSI (ITA)

Former Italian diving team member

SLAVA POLYESHCHUK (UKR)

Former cliff diver, 2011 4th overall Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series

STEVE FOLEY (AUS/USA)

Three-time Olympian (1976, 1980, 1984), first Australian male diver to final in both springboard and platform at the Games (1984)


ACROBATIC PERFECTION Diving from three times the Olympic height requires acrobatic perfection. The athletes choose from 119 different dives, 5 take-off positions, 9 groups and 5 positions.

TAKE OFF POSITIONS & DIVE GROUPS

DEGREE OF DIFFICULTY

vv In the front group (group 1), the diver

vv Type of take off vv Number of somersaults vv Number of twists vv Position during the somersaults vv Type of entry

The divers have to choose from these five take-off positions: front, back, inward, reverse, armstand, front twisting, back twisting, reverse twisting or inward twisting. takes off facing forwards and rotates forwards vv In the back group (group 2), the diver takes off with his back to the water and rotates backwards vv In the reverse group (group 3), the diver takes off facing forwards and rotates backwards vv In the inward group (group 4), the diver takes off with his back to the water and rotates forwards vv Each one of the four groups above can also incorporate an axial twisting movement and will therefore be considered among groups 5, 6, 7 and 8 vv Any dive commencing from a hand stand is in the armstand group (group 9). The armstand can be executed from either the forward or backward direction and can also include twists

The Degree of Difficulty is the rating for dives performed in a competition and is multiplied by the sum of the judges' scores, with the highest and lowest scores discarded. The DD of a dive is evaluated on the following factors:

The DD in the World Series ranges from 3.8 for the required dives to up to 6.2 for the sport’s hardest dives. According to the official Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series 2015 rulebook, the jury has to judge what is seen and not what wants to be seen. Moreover, each dive has to be judged disregarding any bias towards the diver or dive to ensure an objective result.

WHAT DO THE JUDGES CONSIDER FOR THEIR SCORES?

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

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PIKE With knees straight but a tight bend at the hips

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DiVE

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

FREE Body position is optional but the legs shall be together and the toes pointed

3 POSITIONS A sequence of the above (3) positions


DiVE ELEMENTS 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

TWIST A twist is any movement during a dive that occurs 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

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

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

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DOS/ DON’TS: WHAT THE JUDGES DO NOT WANT TO SEE AND WHAT THEY REGARD AS MISTAKES: vv Powerless take-offs, incorrect distance to the platform

vv Unaesthetic execution, open or crossed legs, unpointed toes, legs that are not straight in pike or layout position or entry phase

vv Short and non-vertical entries, underor over-rotated entries

WHEN DO THE JUDGES DEDUCT POINTS FROM THEIR SCORES? vv If the arms are clearly extended above the head at the entry

vv If the arms are away from the body but below the head at the entry

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

vv “Flying” dives should display a full 90 degree rotation upon take-off before executing the described position

vv If an obvious break of straight position

occurs after at least one complete somersault has been performed in either tuck or pike position

vv A break in position at or just before

entry, an intermediate break of position and if a dive is done in a completely different position than announced


OF 2015

In 2015, the World Series spotlights ten top male athletes from seven nationalities during eight competitions and up to four wildcard divers per stop.

DIVERS MEN

MASTERCLASS


DIVERS MEN

Andy JONES Artem SILCHENKO Blake ALDRIDGE David COLTURI Gary HUNT Jonathan PAREDES Jucelino JUNIOR Michal NAVRATIL Orlando DUQUE Steven LOBUE

USA RUS UK USA UK MEX BRA CZE

SYMBOL KEY NICKNAME

COL USA

DOB

HEIGHT/ WEIGHT CITY OF RESIDENCE PROFESSION SECRET PASSION STARTED CLIFF DIVING IN … / IN THE WORLD SERIES SINCE … FAVOURITE CLIFF DIVING SPOT FAVOURITE DIVE BEST RESULT IN A WORLD SERIES COMPETITION # 2014 OVERALL RANKING POSITION


USA

Andy JONES

21 April 1985

1.82m / 81kg Santa Monica, California Stunt Performer and Cirque du Soleil Performer

Film production

2008 / 2014

Lake Powell, Southern Utah

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Flying back somersault

 5th place (Texas, USA & Yucatán, MEX, 2014)

# 9th After getting his first taste of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series in 2011, when he was invited to participate as a wildcard in Boston, USA, Jones competed in four of the seven stops in the 2013 World Series. Finishing sixth in both Wales and the Azores, 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 30-year-old for a permanent place on the tour in 2014.

ACHIEVEMENTS

 014 5TH Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series 2 in Texas (USA) and Yucatán (MEX)

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’

In 2014, Jones finished fifth at his home event in the USA and in Mexico. By finishing fourth at the qualification competition in Colombia, his improving performances requalified him for the 2015 season.

»My goal for the 2015 season is to win every event and take the World Series title. Maybe that's a bit ambitious...yes, maybe a bit. I trained hard in the off-season and my dives feel good. I'm curious to see how well it pays off, but as far as goals I'm keeping an open mind. My outlook is to dive well and have fun!«

FINAL RANKINGS RED BULL CLIFF DIVING WORLD SERIES RANKING 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

MY GOAL FOR THE 2015 SEASON

YEAR

2014


RUSSIA

Artem SILCHENKO

2 2

3 February 1984

1.81m / 80kg Voronezh Coach

Chess, scuba diving

2004 / 2009

Yucatan, Mexico, Viking Cave, Thailand

Flying front, Inward

1st place (10 victories 2009-2014)

# 2nd

ACHIEVEMENTS

RECORD HOLDER for the highest score (183.00 points) ever for a single dive in a World Series event 2014 WINNER Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series in Bilbao (ESP) 2013 World Series CHAMPION 2012 WINNER Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series in Azores (POR) & Inis Mór (IRL)

Artem Silchenko, the 2013 World Series champion, perfectly combines graceful diving and willpower. The Russian’s credo is: "I can win and I must win". Never satisfied with a second place, he began practicing a new dive in 2012 – adding an extra twist to his back armstand to pack in two somersaults and two and a half twists – adding an awesome execution to his repertoire with a Degree of Difficulty of 6.1, and a dive that would propel him to the World Series title in 2013. 2014 was an injury-plagued season for Ar-

2011 WINNER Real Diving, Chiapas (MEX) tem Silchenko and after a true rollercoaster ride, he finished the season strong with a victory in Bilbao and a second place in Yucatán, making him runner-up in the overall rankings.

2006 WORLD CHAMPION

RANKING 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

FINAL RANKINGS RED BULL CLIFF DIVING WORLD SERIES 2009

YEAR

2010

2013

2011 2012

2014

MY GOAL FOR THE 2015 SEASON »Go through a season without injuries and regain the title!«


UNITED KINGDOM

Blake ALDRIDGE

Blakey Boy

4 August 1982 1.70m / 65kg London Olympic diver

Improving at what­ever I try, golf

2009 / 2012

Furore, Italy

Back armstand 2 ½ ss with 4 twists

2 2

1st place (Havana, Cuba, 2014)

# 8th

The finalist at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, Blake Aldridge will be competing in his fourth year in the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series in 2015, after winning through February's qualification competition.

ACHIEVEMENTS

Blake, who secured his first Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series podium with a third-place in La Rochelle, France, in 2013, joined a select group of athletes the following year, after winning the first World Series stop of 2014 in Cuba.

2013 1ST Marmeeting Furore (ITA)

»To learn the worlds hardest twisting dive and try to get on the podium as often as possible by being consistent.«

2014 WINNER Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series in Havana (CUB)

2012 2ND qualification competition Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series in Cattai (AUS) 2011 6TH Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series in La Rochelle (FRA, wildcard) 2009, 2010 & 2011 European cliff diving CHAMPION 2008 OLYMPIC FINALIST

FINAL RANKINGS RED BULL CLIFF DIVING WORLD SERIES RANKING 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

MY GOAL FOR THE 2015 SEASON

3 TIMES WORLD MEDALLIST, Former WORLD CHAMPION

YEAR

2012

2013

2014


USA

David COLTURI

30 April 1989

1.73m / 70kg Los Angeles, California Cliff diver

Learning new languages and instruments

2011 / 2012

Krabi, Thailand

Reverse double with four twists

2 2

1st place (Malcesine, Italy, 2013)

# 5th

ACHIEVEMENTS

2014 3RD Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series in Azores (POR) and Yucatán (MEX) 2013 WINNER Red Bull Cliff Diving in Malcesine (ITA) 2012 WINNER Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series qualification competition in Cattai (AUS) 2011 WINNER International High Diving Competition in Liuzhou, China 2009 3RD World University Games 10 meter synchronized and Team Award 2009 US NATIONAL CHAMPION 10m individual and synchronized

RANKING 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

FINAL RANKINGS RED BULL CLIFF DIVING WORLD SERIES

YEAR

2012

2013

2014

Following a successful qualification in Australia, former US national 10m champion David Colturi became the youngest diver to appear in a full World Series in 2012. In his debut season, he went from strength to strenght. The World Series’ sunny boy, who is now based in California, set his stall out early in 2014, doing lead-ups for the famed triple quad – a dive with a Degree of Difficulty of 6.2, that only World Series champion Gary Hunt had been able to master. Inevitably, performing the complex dive in competition produced some up-and-down results, but David saved his best performance for last. By coming third in the 2014 World Series final in Mexico, he did not only score the fifth podium of his Red Bull Cliff Diving career, but also secured fifth place overall and automatically qualified for the 2015 season.

MY GOAL FOR THE 2015 SEASON

»Competing the most difficult dives at the highest level. Consistency will be the key to success in 2015.«


11 June 1984

1.75m / 68kg Paris Cliff diver

UNITED KINGDOM

Gaz

Gary HUNT

Well, it wouldn't be a secret anymore if I wrote it down!

2006 / 2009

Yucatan, Mexico

2 2

Back 1.5 piked from 10m

1st place (19 victories 2009-2014)

# 1st

Regarded as one of the most progressive divers in the World Series, Hunt's repertoire includes the triple quad, the first dive exclusively created for cliff diving, which packs in three somersaults and four twists and has a DD of 6.2 – the joint highest of any dive in the sport.

MY GOAL FOR THE 2015 SEASON »To become both physically and mentally stronger.«

ACHIEVEMENTS

4 TIME WINNER Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series WINNER of 19 Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series competitions to date 2009 WINNER High Diving World Cup 2006 3RD Commonwealth Games 10m Synchro

FINAL RANKINGS RED BULL CLIFF DIVING WORLD SERIES RANKING 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

The current World Series champion and winner of the title for three consecutive years in 2010, 2011 and 2012, Englishman Gary Hunt is a man at the very top of his game. There has been virtually no stopping the 30-year-old ever since he finished runner-up in the first World Series in 2009. Six podiums out of six in 2010 catapulted Hunt ahead of the previous champion Orlando Duque, at the final showdown in the sport's birthplace, Hawaii. No other diver has more victories to his name than the multi-talented Hunt – 19 World Series wins to date.

2009

YEAR

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014


MEXICO

Jonathan PAREDES 3 3

14 August 1989

1.65m / 62kg Mexico City Cliff diver

American football

2011 / 2013

Azores, Portugal and Chichen-Itza, Mexico

Double front and one and a half twist

2nd place (Havana, Cuba, 2014)

# 6th

ACHIEVEMENTS

2015 & 2013 WINNER qualification competition Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series 2014 2ND Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series in Havana (CUB) 2011 4TH Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series in Malcesine (ITA, wildcard) 2011 5TH Real Diving Acapulco, Mexico

RANKING 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

FINAL RANKINGS RED BULL CLIFF DIVING WORLD SERIES

YEAR

2013 2014

The winner of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series Qualification Competition in Colombia in February 2015 first shot to prominence during the 2011 edition of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series. A few days before his 22nd birthday, the Mexican wildcard landed on his tailbone during qualification in Malcesine, Italy, but showed willpower and talent the day after, when he almost made it on the podium. The now 25-year-old is one of the most technically proficient divers in cliff diving and hopes that 2015 will deliver a first World Series win. A second place in Cuba in 2014 was the closest the youngest athlete in the permanent divers’ line-up has come so far...

MY GOAL FOR THE 2015 SEASON

»2014 was a tough year for me – awesome at the beginning, but in the end not that cool. My main goal for 2015 is to enjoy my sport, enjoy the competitions and try to win every time. I know that it’s going to be difficult, but I will fight until the end.«


BRAZIL

Jucelino JUNIOR

17 August 1983 1.71m / 65kg Belém Professional artist for Franco Dragone to represent my passion for high diving in my country! 2006 / 2015 Brazil 5165b favorite triple dip forward with two and a half twist

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7th place (Yucatán, MEX, 2014) # Rookie 2015

After winning through qualification, Jucelino will be competing as a permanent diver in the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series for the first time in 2015. In February of 2015, Jucelino fulfilled a long-held dream, when he qualified for the World Series after finishing fifth in a two-day long qualification competition in Cali, Colombia. And now the high diver, the first male athlete to represent Brazil in the World Series, is determined to seize his chance: "Now that I took the first step, I want to do even better and make Brazil proud. I am working hard in every training session. I love to represent my country and live my passion for high diving."

MY GOAL FOR THE 2015 SEASON »I want to finish in the top 5 and fight for the title!«

ACHIEVEMENTS

2015 5TH Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series qualification competition in Cali (COL) 2014 7TH Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series final in Yucatán (MEX) 2010 3RD World Championships in Italy 2009 12TH Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series in Hamburg (GER)


CZECH REPUBLIC

Michal NAVRATIL 3 3

Supratil

5 June 1985

1.84m / 85kg Prague Stuntman, High diver on the Cruise Ship “Royal Caribbean”

Doing handstands everywhere I can. I love adrenaline sports.

2004 / 2009

All kinds of natural cliffs by the sea around the world

‘Superman’, running take-off dives

2nd place (La Rochelle, France, 2011)

# 7th

ACHIEVEMENTS 7-TIME CZECH HIGH DIVING CHAMPION 2012 3RD Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series in Corsica (FRA) 2011 2ND Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series in La Rochelle (FRA) 2011 WINNER Marmeeting 2011 & 2012 WINNER High Diving World Cup

RANKING 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

FINAL RANKINGS RED BULL CLIFF DIVING WORLD SERIES

An ever-present figure in the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series ever since the very first competition in May 2009, Czech Michal Navratil has established himself as one of cliff diving's most consistent athletes. Famous for his extrovert character, "Supratil" – so called because of the Superman-style dives he performed following competitions in 2009 – once again impressed in 2014, appearing in six out of seven finals, and finishing seventh overall. Missing the automatic qualification for the following year by a hair, Navratil finished third at the qualification competition in Cali, Colombia, to confirm his place in the 2015 World Series.

MY GOAL FOR THE 2015 SEASON 2011 2012

2009

YEAR

2010

2013

2014

»Last year, I missed the podiums a few times, which is why I really want to make it happen this year. I want to stay competitive, consistent and beat my own marks.«


11 September 1974

Cliff diver

It’s a secret!

1997 / 2009

Hawaii

Back twists

COLOMBIA

1.75m / 72kg Honolulu, Hawaii

Orlando DUQUE

1st place (8 victories 2009-2014)

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# 4th

MY GOAL FOR THE 2015 SEASON

»Winning the RBCDWS!!! It’s the first time the series will be held in Colombia, so it would be nice to have a really good start there.«

TEN-TIME WORLD CHAMPION WINNER of eight Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series competitions to date Two Guinness world records 2008 & 2005 WINNER Red Bull Cliff Diving, Lake Wolfgang

FINAL RANKINGS RED BULL CLIFF DIVING WORLD SERIES 2009

YEAR

2010

(INJURED AFTER STOP 2)

In 2013, in Barcelona, he became the winner of the first-ever FINA High Diving World Championship and, despite turning 40 in 2014, he continues to compete at the top of his discipline.

ACHIEVEMENTS

RANKING 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

He is a legend and the iconic figure of this sport. He is cliff diving and cliff diving is his life. “The sport chose me. I went around doing other things, but I didn’t like any of them. When I ended up diving, I was like ‘this is it!’”. With 12 world titles and two Guinness World Records to his name, Colombian cliff diver Orlando Duque has proven his tremendous ability time and time again from 27m, reaching the very pinnacle of his sport over the last 15 years.

2011

2012

2013

2014


USA

Steven LOBUE

17 June 1985

1.61m / 62kg Ft. Lauderdale, Florida Personal trainer

Watching cartoons

2011/ 2011

Thailand

Quint Half

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1st place (Wales, UK, 2013 & Azores, Portugal, 2014)

# 3rd

ACHIEVEMENTS

2014 WINNER Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series in Azores (POR) 2012 WINNER Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series in Wales (UK)

With the Fort Lauderdale based personal trainer establishing himself as one of the most consistent performers in the World Series, the ‘turbo spinner’s’ next objective was to increase his Degree of Difficulty, by debuting a new dive – with a total of five somersaults – in 2013.

2012 3RD qualification competition Red Bull Adopting the theory that sometimes you Cliff Diving World Series in Cattai (AUS) 2011 7TH qualification competition Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series in Cattai (AUS) 2004 Olympic Trials FINALIST

RANKING 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

FINAL RANKINGS RED BULL CLIFF DIVING WORLD SERIES

YEAR

2012

2014

2013 2011

have to take one step back to take two steps forward, Steven spent much of 2013 perfecting a new dive which, when executed well, could put him in title contention. Four top-5 results and one victory in the previous season did not only make him finish 3rd overall, but also suggest he's not too far away from reaching the top.

MY GOAL FOR THE 2015 SEASON

»My goal for the 2015 season is to continue working on consistency as well as increasing the difficulty of my programme. I've put a lot of pressure on myself in the past, so more than anything I'm looking forward to relaxing a little bit more this year and just really enjoying how fortunate we are to continue doing what we love.«


WILDCARDS Prove your talent, improve your diving and spice up this year's competitions – that’s what we expect from the 2015 wildcard divers!

ANDREI MIKAU, BLR 2 JAN 1990  2015 CHRISTIAN ARAYON, COL 27 NOV 1990  2014 10th (ESP, 2014)  6th

ALESSANDRO DE ROSE, ITA 2 JUL 1992  2013 11th (ITA & UK, 2013)

  ANATOLIY SHABOTENKO, UKR  10 MAY 1989 4th (UK & Oman, 2012) CARLOS GIMENO, ESP 24 OCT 1989 2015  15th

  ALAIN KOHL, LUX  25 AUG 1982  3rd (FRA, 2011)

They will be selected based on their performance in the qualification competition as well as in previous competitions.

SYMBOL KEY

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FORMER WORLD SERIES DIVER DOB FIRST WORLD SERIES APPEARANCE IN… WILDCARD SINCE… BEST RESULT RESULT QUALIFICATION COMPETITION


KYLE MITRIONE, USA 17 MAR 1988 2011  10th (USA, 2013)

MIGUEL GARCIA, COL  20 MAR 1991  2014  9th (NOR, 2014)  th 9

SERGIO GUZMAN, MEX 23 FEB 1991 2015  8th

TODOR SPASOV, BGR  26 JUN 1978  2011  10th (GRE, 2011)

CYRILLE OUMEDJKANE, FRA  5 APR 1976 5th (FRA, 2012)

JORGE FERZULI, MEX 11 MAR 1981 6th (USA, 2011)

JOSE WILKER, BRA 15 MAR 1989  2014 13th (MEX, 2014)  13th

KRIS KOLANUS, POL 22 OCT 1986 3rd (ESP, 2014)

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WORLD SERIES

After its successful inauguration in 2014, the Women’s World Series proudly leaps into its second season. Top athletes aged from 23 to 40, including the first World Series champion, from all around the world will compete to determine who is the best from twice the Olympic height throughout three competitions. Four permanent athletes from three countries and up to four wildcard divers have 20m to display their grace and acrobatic complexity. Hats off to these amazing women!

DIVERS WOMEN

WOMEN’S


SYMBOL KEY

DOB

HEIGHT/WEIGHT CITY OF RESIDENCE PROFESSION

DIVERS WOMEN

SECRET PASSION STARTED CLIFF DIVING IN … / IN THE WORLD SERIES SINCE … FAVOURITE CLIFF DIVING SPOT FAVOURITE DIVE BEST RESULT IN A WORLD SERIES COMPETITION # 2014 OVERALL RANKING POSITION

Adriana JIMENEZ TREJO Anna BADER Ginger LEIGH HUBER Rachelle SIMPSON

MEX GER USA USA


MEXICO

Adriana JIMENEZ TREJO

20 Jan 1985

1.58m / 48kg Mexico City Coach

Cheerleading

2014 / 2015

Acapulco, Mexico

Back handstand

 2nd place (Yucatán, Mexico, 2014, as a wildcard)

# 3rd

MY GOAL FOR THE 2015 SEASON

»The most important thing for me is to enjoy every stop and every moment of the competition. I would like to be more consistent as well and just have a lot of fun.«

ACHIEVEMENTS

 014 2ND Red Bull Cliff Diving Women’s 2 World Series in Yucatán (MEX, wildcard) 2004 19TH 10m Platform World Cup and Pre-Olympics in Athens (GRE), securing a place for Mexico in the Olympic Games 2001 12TH 10m Syncro Platform World Championship Fukuoka, Japan

FINAL RANKINGS RED BULL CLIFF DIVING WORLD SERIES RANKING 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

With her last dive in the 2014 final round, Adriana secured second place and a permanent spot for the 2015 season. Her graceful and confident performance in Texas did not go unnoticed by the World Series’ sports department and the 30-year-old did not disappoint in the following two meets either. “It is an honour and a great opportunity in my life to take part in this series of events. It will be an important and unforgettable moment for me as a diver and as a person,” says Ady, whose diving skills are based on a background as an Olympic diver.

YEAR

2014

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GERMANY

Anna BADER

12 December 1983

1.65m / 55kg Freiburg im Breisgau; but I’m always on the move – just like a nomad! Performer

Is to dance Forro, but it’s not a secret

2005 / 2014

This season I am especially looking forward to going back to Polignano. After all, that's where I had one of my greatest diving experiences in 2008...

Handstand dives – just for the sake of being upside down.

2nd place (Texas, USA, & Kragerø, Norway, 2014)

# 2nd

ACHIEVEMENTS

2014 2ND Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series in Texas (USA) and Kragerø (NOR) 2013 WINNER of the Red Bull Cliff Diving Malcesine (ITA) 6 TIMES EUROPEAN CHAMPION in Cliff Diving 2012 3RD in the men’s category in the European Championships 2008 HIGHEST PERSONAL DIVE from 24.5m at the Red Bull Cliff Diving in Polignano a Mare (ITA)

FINAL RANKINGS RED BULL CLIFF DIVING WORLD SERIES RANKING 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

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YEAR

2014

The 31-year-old German made her mark in cliff diving when she took the victory in the first Red Bull Cliff Diving women's competition, staged in Italy in July 2013 and followed that up with a strong showing at the Red Bull Cliff Diving Women's World Series in 2014. Anna is known as one of the most courageous female high divers, collecting a number of European Championship titles along the way, as well as claiming a spot on the podium in two out of the three Women's World Series events held in 2014.

MY GOAL FOR THE 2015 SEASON »Being part of it from the first minute to the last second – with everything I have to give!«


USA

Ginger LEIGH HUBER

6 December 1974

1.70m / 58kg San Diego, California Performance manager and acrobat/entertainer

Saving the environment

1997 / 2014

La Quebrada, Acapulco, Mexico

Barani

 3rd place (Kragerø, Norway & Yucatán, Mexico, 2014)

# 4th

The diver, who was featured in the ‘ESPN body issue’, has a ton of experience in the sport of cliff diving and is the go-to girl for younger athletes that seek advice. A laidback character, Ginger skilfully transforms her energy into her high diving. Being selected for the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series makes the American proud and finishing second in the first-ever women's competition in Italy in 2013, with the highest scored dive, the 40-year-old performed well during the debut season of the Women's World Series in 2014.

ACHIEVEMENTS

 014 3 Red Bull Cliff Diving World Se2 ries in Kragerø (NOR) and Yucatán (MEX) RD

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

MY GOAL FOR THE 2015 SEASON

FINAL RANKINGS RED BULL CLIFF DIVING WORLD SERIES RANKING 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

»My goals are to always be as safe as possible and to enjoy every second of each competition. I would also like to try a few more dives this year. The dives I am thinking to try are inward triple half tuck, and back double twisting double. Another big goal of mine is to try and get our federation, USA Diving, more involved in high diving. Assistance from USA Diving could greatly improve our chances of getting a place to train high diving.«

YEAR

2014

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USA

Rachelle SIMPSON

8 January 1988

1.66m / 60kg San Antonio, Texas Acrobatic performer and gymnastics coach

I really love to cook!

2012 / 2014

Kragerø, Norway

Triple half

1st place (all three women’s competitions in 2014)

# 1st

ACHIEVEMENTS

2014 WINNER of all competitions in the Women’s World Series COMPETITIVE GYMNAST and competitive springboard and platform diver HOUSE TROUPE ARTIST for Franco Dragone's "The House of Dancing Water" Macau, China

The 27-year-old American was a gymnast before starting high diving and was undoubtedly the star performer in the first-ever Women's World Series in 2014. The year got off to a perfect start, with a win at her home event in Texas, followed by another victory in Norway. Rachelle completed her hat trick of wins in the last competition, when she won the 2014 final in Mexico and crowned herself world champion. Rumour has it that she’s the female clone of Orlando Duque…

MY GOAL FOR THE 2015 SEASON

FINAL RANKINGS RED BULL CLIFF DIVING WORLD SERIES RANKING 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

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YEAR

2014

»My goal for this season is to improve my take-off positions and to do a new dive. I have a few ideas up my sleeve!«


CESILIE CARLTON, USA  27 MAR 1981  2013 FINA high diving world champion 3rd (USA, 2014)

HELENA MERTEN, AUS 17 MAR 1995  2015

  JACQUELINE VALENTE, BRA  18 SEP 1985 6th (Norway, 2014)

LYSANNE RICHARD, CAN  30 AUG 1981  2014  8th (Mexico, 2014)

SOPHIE BRUNDISH, UK  17 MAY 1993  2015

TARA TIRA HYER, USA  9 SEP 1985  2014 4th (Norway, 2014)

WILDCARDS Four of these women will compete against the World Series athletes during the stops in the US, Portugal and Italy.

YANA NESTSIARAVA, BELARUS  14 JUN 1992  2014  7th (Norway, 2014)

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23 M

20 M 19 M 18 M

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10 M

RESCUE DIVERS -5 M


GENERAL FEMALE COMPETITIONS RED BULL CLIFF DIVING WORLD SERIES maximum height minimum height

FACTS & FIGURES In 2015, the Women’s World champion will be determined during three competitions in the USA, Portugal and Italy.

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IMPACT

OLYMPIC DIVING

7 TIMES

HARDER THAN FROM 10M PLATFORM

72-75KPH

MINIMUM WATER DEPTH

4g

PHYSICAL FORCES

2 SEC


WOMEN’S COMPETITION FORMAT

vv A competition consists of three dives: one required dive with a limited DD (2.6) and two optional dives. Both required and optional dives have to be alternated at every competition vv Two days of competition vv The winner of each individual stop is the diver with the highest point total of all three dives vv Points from each competition are added vv All individual competition results count for the World Series overall ranking

SCORES

Calculation of total score of each competition:

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vv Five scores by five judges vv Highest and lowest score are discarded vv Remaining three scores are added vv This sum is multiplied by the degree of difficulty for each dive vv Scores from all four rounds (male competition) and three rounds (female competition) are cumulated for the final competition result vv Points will be awarded from 1st to 14th place (male competition, including wildcards) and from 1st to 8th place (female competition, including wildcards). The winner of any individual tour stop is the diver with the highest point total from this stop

DAY 1  Round 1 (required dive)

This order is determined by lucky draw.

#1

#2

#3

#4

#5

#6

#7

#8

DAY 2  Round 2 & Final Round ROUND 2 (OPTIONAL DIVE) #1

#2

#3

#4

#5

#6

#7

#8

FINAL ROUND (OPTIONAL DIVE) #8

#7

#6

#5

#4

#3

#2

#1

JURY

Five international jurors will judge each dive on the following criteria:

vv Take off vv Position in the air vv Entry in the water vv Scores from 0 to 10 in half point increments Unless listed here, the same rules & figures apply for the women as they do for the men.

POINTS PER COMPETITION 1ST.......................... 200 2ND.......................... 160 3RD.......................... 130 4TH.......................... 110 5TH.............................90 6TH.............................70 7TH.............................60


STOPS

UNTOUCHED ROCKS, MONOLITHS, ICONIC LANDMARKS AND BUILDINGS


STOPS

STOPS

In its seventh year, this gravity-defying sport will tackle colonial beauty, remote and iconic venues and natural as well as urban surroundings in order to determine a new champion during eight competitions, including three challenges for our female athletes. SEASON NUMBER VII WILL BE TOPPED WITH THE 50TH WORLD SERIES COMPETITION AT THE FINAL IN BILBAO.

SYMBOL KEY LOCATION

COORDINATES

PLATFORM HEIGHT WATER DEPTH WATER TEMPERATURE

AIR TEMPERATURE

WATER


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APRIL 25

Cartagena COLOMBIA CONVENTION CENTER

It will be a very special moment for cliff diving legend Orlando Duque, when this year’s World Series kicks off in Colombia’s Cartagena – a huge crowd of Duque devotees is guaranteed. The location at the Convention Center, with its splendid view over the bay of Las Ánimas, provides an ideal location to launch into the seventh season. The emblematic city of Cartagena de Indias, located in the north of Colombia and each year visited by thousands of tourists from around the world who fall in love with the history of this magnificent port, is full of invaluable artistic and cultural heritage. Cartagena is a city well known for its history linked to pirates. In the 15th century, hundreds of them arrived from Europe to plunder the treasures of the colonial era, which earned the city the nickname ‘the best fortified city of the Americas’.

The Centro de Convenciones Cartagena de Indias in the Getsemaní district

10°24’N, 75°30’W

27m /  5m IN APRIL

24°C

28°C

Bay of Las Ánimas, salt water

RANDOM FACT The Convention Center has hosted important events such as: XXII General IBD Assembly (1982), G8 Summit (1994), XVII General Assembly of the WTO (2007) and the VI Summit of the Americas (2012).

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MAY 17

La Rochelle FRANCE SAINT NICOLAS TOWER

The season’s first stop on European soil is a comeback to the World Series’ all-time favourite location – La Rochelle, France. During seven years of the series, France has served as host country six times and, besides one side-step to Corsica in 2012, it was the city whose name literally translates to ‘little cliff’, that has welcomed the cliff diving elite. The divers’ last visit in 2013 saw the biggest crowd ever for a World Series event – over 70,000 spectators! And the superlatives continue, as the intimidating former defence tower of Saint Nicolas is still the most daunting venue in the entire competition. From the catacombs, the athletes have to take120 steps to the platform, looming 27m above the chilly waters of the Bay of Biscay. Andrey Ignatenko (2009), Gary Hunt (2010 and 2011) and Artem Silchenko (2013) are the former winners in La Rochelle, while Orlando Duque came back strong from an injury at the kick-off in Corsica back in 2012. When the 42m high landmark and former jail with its pentagonal layout will again be a lynchpin, it will be the first time the athletes dive into cold European waters – an additional challenge to diving acrobatically from the equivalent of an eight-story building.

Historic defence building

46°09’20’’N, 01°09’55’’W

27m /  5 to 6m IN MAY

16°C

21°C

Bay of Biscay, Atlantic Ocean, seawater

RANDOM FACT There is a two-hour timeframe for the competition due to the tides.


MAY 30

3 Texas USA

POSSUM KINGDOM LAKE

From France, the World Series travels across the Atlantic, to the USA’s Lone Star State, Texas, and the visual feast of Hell’s Gate at Possum Kingdom Lake. The two towering cliffs, rising dramatically out of the Brazos River’s first water supply reservoir, also provide the first platform for the 2015 Women’s World Series. Looking back at the previous season, a red-hot final round followed a competition that saw outstanding action from 28m and included six 10s from the judges. With the highest overall score in a single competition in the history of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series (526.40pts), Gary Hunt put on another cliff diving masterclass and laid the foundation for his fourth overall victory. There were also top marks for style and poise in the first-ever Women's World Series competition, which saw seven athletes compete from a 20m platform. Rachelle Simpson, who hails from San Antonio, took first place, with German Anna Bader in second, and Texan Cesilie Carlton in third.

Two towering cliffs in a water supply reservoir on the Brazos River

32.8667° N, 98.4333° W

28m / 20m 5.5m to 7m IN MAY

16°C

26°C

Possum Kingdom Lake, freshwater

RANDOM FACT The lake has an area of approximately 6,900ha with 500km of shoreline. It holds 930,000,000m3 of water with 680,000,000m3 available for water supply.

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4

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JUNE 20

Copenhagen DENMARK OPERA HOUSE

From hot and dry Texas, stop 4 takes the cliff diving elite to the most northerly spot in the entire season. When mounting the 27m platform on the roof of the Copenhagen Opera House, the city provides the athletes with a panoramic view of the royal palace Amalienborg and the adjacent domed Marble Church. Located in the heart of the Danish capital, just opposite the royal palace and the shore of the harbour, the opera house is built in alignment with Amalienborg and the marble church. If one stands in the main entrance of the opera, one can see the marble church over the water through the palace. Donated to the Danish state by A.P. Møller, the co-founder of Mærsk, the world’s largest container ship and supply vessel operator, and Chastine McKinney Møller’s foundation in August 2000, the opera was designed by architect Henning Larsen and engineers Ramboll and Buro Happold, as well as theatre consultant Theatreplan. A lot of time and passion was dedicated to the acoustics and interiors, making the house one of the best equipped opera houses in the world. Construction began in June 2001 and was completed on October 1, 2004. It was opened on January 15, 2005.

Copenhagen Opera House

55°40’55’’N, 12°36’02’’E

27m /  5.5m to 7m IN JUNE

18°C

19°C

Øresund, seawater

RANDOM FACT With construction costs well over 500 million US dollars, the building is one of the most expensive opera houses ever built.


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JULY 18

Azores PORTUGAL

SÃO MIGUEL | ISLET OF VILA FRANCA DO CAMPO

The phenomenal monoliths of Portugal’s Azores will see the athletes propelling themselves into water from great heights in July. This unique volcanic archipelago in the middle of the Atlantic serves as take-off point for breath-taking cliff dives for the fourth time in a row. However it will be the very first time that a female competition will be held on the circular-shaped Vila Franca do Campo islet offshore from São Miguel. 'Back to the roots' is the motto going into the second half of the season. Pure cliff diving directly off the cliff face, an impressive monolith of volcanic stone and the outside crater walls of the almost perfectly round islet are ideal spots to explore this pure sport. Spreading their wings diving straight from the cliff, the divers act the same way the pioneers did back in Hawaii, almost 250 years ago. Only for the more difficult and optional dives, the athletes may use a special platform construction placed above the ocean. Situated in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, almost 1,400km west of the European mainland, the Azores archipelago comprises nine islands spread over three groups. This territory symbolises the beginning of the grand adventure of discovery that began in the 15th century and led the Portuguese to have a presence in the four corners of the globe.

Volcanic nature reserve off the coast

37°41’N, 25°26’W

28m / 20m over 8m IN JULY

22°C

25°C

Atlantic Ocean, seawater

RANDOM FACT Locals call the islet “Princess Ring”.

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AUGUST 15

6 Mostar BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA STARI MOST

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August takes the cliff diving elite to new grounds in Mostar, where an annual bridge diving competition has been tradition for many years. The humpback bridge in today’s design was inaugurated with a diving exhibition in 2004 and will be the venue for a World Series competition for the first time this year. Built in the 16th century, the iconic Stari Most, which means ‘old bridge’, gracefully arches over the emerald water of Neretva River, connecting two parts of the old town in Mostar. On both sides surrounded by fortified towers, it fits seamlessly into the landscape, creating an impressive sight. This single span stone bridge seems to change when looked at from different perspectives. Built by Mimar Hayruddin, disciple of the great Ottoman architect Mimar Sinan, legend has it that the builder never saw the bridge completed, as he left before the scaffolding was removed, having no strength to see if the bridge will stand. Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent threatened to decapitate him if the bridge falls. The bridge, together with the surrounding part of the Old City of Mostar, is on UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites, and is often cited as one of the most beautiful bridges in the world.

Old bridge in Mostar

43°20’13’’N, 17°48’54’’E

27m /  5m to 5.5m IN AUGUST

15°C

31°C

River Neretva, freshwater

RANDOM FACT The bridge was destroyed during the war in Bosnia (1992-1995), and later faithfully reconstructed, using the original stone blocks taken out of the river below. It was reopened in 2004.


SEPTEMBER 13

7 Polignano a Mare ITALY PIETRO L’ABBATE’S TERRACE

We're back in the European Mecca of cliff diving! The second-to-last stop is held in the very south of Italy, in Polignano a Mare, where cliffs are the foundation of everyday life and the town itself is perched on the precipice. Hosting the World Series for the third time after 2009 and 2010, the Italian fans will witness the coronation of this year’s women’s champion in mid-September. Coming to Polignano a Mare means mozzarella, delicious raw fish and people of all ages fascinated by jumping into the water. An enormous crowd can be expected for the seventh stop of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series in 2015. Italy probably provides the most unusual venue: the take-off spot is a private roof-top terrace and the athletes have to enter the platform 27m above the Adriatic Sea through a private living room. The house is built on the most famous cliff of the coast and looks integrated into the cliff itself. Within the international high diving scene, this spot is renowned for its uniqueness.

Pietro L’Abbate’s terrace

41°00’N, 17°03’E

27m / 20m +5m IN SEPTEMBER

23°C

28°C

Adriatic Sea, sea water

RANDOM FACT The platform is mounted on a private terrace.

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SEPTEMBER 26

STOP #50! 5 5

8 Bilbao SPAIN LA SALVE BRIDGE

After tackling 23 different countries in seven years, the 50th Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series competition will happen at the grand final in the Basque city of Bilbao in late September. Located on the northern tip of the Iberian Peninsula and less than 20km south of the Bay of Biscay, the city lies within one of the most populous metropolitan areas in northern Spain. Ever since the 14th century, Bilbao has been a commercial hub and experienced heavy industrialisation that has started a social, economic and aesthetic revitalisation process by the iconic Guggenheim Museum. The diving location, the Salve Bridge, cuts through one vertex of the triangular site of the museum and will not only welcome the sailors returning from sea, but also the cliff diving elite. After the huge success of last year, Bilbao’s La Salve Bridge will not only be the take-off strip for the last aesthetic freefalls of the year and the place for the handing over of the 2015 champion’s trophy, but it will also be the venue for the 50th competition in Red Bull Cliff Diving – the Guggenheim Museum as an awesome background for this huge milestone.

Princess of Spain suspension bridge, which provides a northern access over the river to the city

43°16’9.61’’N, 2°55’55.18’’W

27m /  5m IN SEPTEMBER

19°C

23°C

Nervión river, freshwater

RANDOM FACT This bridge gained popularity when the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao was built right below, literally merging its structure with the museum's.


FACTS & STATS

FACTS & STATS


FACTS & STATS


CLIFF DIVING

IN NUMBERS The Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series, from 2009 to 2015.

BY THE END OF THE 7TH SEASON, THE WORLD SERIES WILL HAVE TAKEN IN:

50 STOPS

Milestone at the 2015 season finale in Bilbao

23 COUNTRIES

4 CONTINENTS

Asia, North America, South America, Europe

VENUES & SPECTATORS La Rochelle, FRA, 2013

MOST SPECTATORS AT AN EVENT: VENUE WITH THE MOST STOPS IN 7 YEARS:

La Rochelle, FRA SPECTATORS OVERALL (2009-2014)

REMOTEST VENUES

70,000 + 5 784,000

HAWAII, USA, 2010 3,700 km flying distance from mainland USA (Alaska)

2,152 km flying distance from Kiribati, Christmas Island RAPA NUI, CHI, 2011 3,700 km flying distance from mainland Chile (Santiago) 2,800 km away from Pitcairn Islands as closest land

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DIVERS AND NATIONALITIES (BETWEEN 2009 AND 2014) STRONGEST NATIONS: UKRAINE: 6 USA: 5 COLOMBIA: 4

4

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22

WORLD SERIES DIVERS 43 ATHLETES, FROM 20 NATIONALITIES

2

21

WILDCARD DIVERS 12 wildcard 'one-hit wonders'


THE RED BULL CLIFF DIVERS OLDEST WORLD SERIES DIVER AND COMPETITOR IN WORLD SERIES STOP: 46 YEARS-OLD in his last

FIRST DIVER WITH A DD OF MORE THAN 6.0: 'TRIPLE QUAD'

World Series competition, 2010

Antalya, TUR, 2009

YOUNGEST WORLD SERIES DIVER TO DATE: 23 YEARS-OLD in his first

World Series competition, 2012

HIGHEST-SCORING COMPETITION RESULT: 526.40 PTS – Possum

YOUNGEST COMPETITOR IN A WORLD SERIES STOP: 19 YEARS-OLD Nigel Droog –

Kingdom Lake, Texas, USA 2014

HIGHEST-SCORING INDIVIDUAL DIVE: 183.000 POINTS (4x10, 9.5)

Rotterdam, NEC, 2009

Copenhagen, DEN 2013

MOST PODIUM FINISHES: 38

1

19

10

8

HIGHEST DEGREE OF DIFFICULTY*

6.2 6.2

6.2

6.1

6.2

winners of individual stops

FROM THE ORIGINAL LINE-UP IN 2009 STILL PARTICIPATING ATHLETES WHO HAVE PARTICIPATED IN ALL 42 COMPETITIONS IN SIX YEARS

MICHAL NAVRATIL

1

champions

ANDREY IGNATENKO

4

BLAKE ALDRIDGE

ORLANDO DUQUE

THE MOST World Series SUCCESSFUL WORLD title SERIES COMPETITORS TO DATE (2009-2014) victories

BY THE END OF SEASON VI (2014), THE WORLD SERIES HAS CROWNED:

STEVEN LOBUE

ARTEM SILCHENKO

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GARY HUNT

For an optional dive, the DD has increased from an average of 5.2 IN 2009, TO 5.56 IN 2014

DAVID CORTURI

* THE DEGREE OF DIFFICULTY


THE CLIFF DIVING ´ESSENTIALS´ It’d be an exaggeration to call this section ‘essential equipment’, as we’ve all learned that cliff divers don’t need more than a super-fit body, a high cliff and a stretch of water beneath them to enjoy their sport. And, of course – courage! But that’s about it and everything mentioned below is probably a means to an end, a fond habit or something that provides ease and comfort. Here's a list of things a cliff diver never leaves the house without:

SPEEDOS No matter what, when cliff divers travel, they always carry their ‘speedos’ – diving lingo for swimming trunks – in their hand luggage. In cliff diving, this is the only real piece of equipment and some of the divers even wear more than one when diving from great heights. You might be tempted to say that they wear as many as possible because they got so many, but that’s only one half the truth. The other half is that the impact on the water is so strong, that putting some extra layers of fabric between your skin and the water takes away a bit of the impact.

SHAMMY The chamois or ‘shammy’ is a small towel that serves more than one purpose. First, it keeps the diver’s body dry before a dive. This is important because the hands and legs need to be dry so they won't slip out of position in the air. At the same time, the athletes use it to keep their hands wet – in the same way that some people lick their fingertips before turning the page of a book. In case of low temperatures, the divers also use the chamois to dry their bodies and stay warm. It's also dry again as soon as you wring it out!

FLIP-FLOPS Never ask cliff divers why there are so many different kinds of shoes – they won’t have an answer. Because all they need, wear and use are flip-flops: to climb slippery rocks or ladders, walk the platform, travel and even to go out. Flip-flops, paired with the shammy, are the two things that make it to the water even before the diver himself; knotted together, they are thrown down the cliff – sometimes right on top of a scuba diver – and are immediately picked up by the athletes as soon as they surface. Never separate those besties for too long!

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GOPROS An important tool to communicate with the world: take a GoPro, put it on a stick, lean over the edge of the platform and upload the shot directly onto your social media page. But not only athletes use these super-flexible and tiny cameras to take spectacular pics, they are also used by the professional moving and still images crew of the World Series, who provide people at home with some of the most fascinating and one-of-a-kind close-up shots.

SUNGLASSES One could say it’s a typical gadget for people living the desirable life of a ‘sunny boy or girl’. However, in the real life of a cliff diver, sunglasses are a necessity to give their eyes a break from the bright sunshine, allowing them to see the actual dive of their competitors in bright sunlight, hide their emotions or simply make them look even cooler!

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LIFEPROOF® Protects competitors’ smartphones to ensure that they can focus on competing, knowing that their device is protected from dirt, dust, rocks and, crucially, water! JUGGLING BALLS Gary Hunt introduced juggling to the World Series. It’s his way of mental relaxation, as it completely takes your mind off of everything cliff diving-related. The perfect distraction before a high dive.

MEASURING TAPE In outdoor sports, we’re always confronted with Mother Nature and her moods. The platform is usually mounted 20m (for the women) and 27m (for the men) above the water, but only the measuring tape erases all doubts regarding the actual height. So sports director Niki Stajkovic checks the distance between platform and water each time before training and competition. TOWEL Believe it or not, cliff divers do freeze, and not just when jumping into the chilly waters of Norway, Ireland or France. Exposing your body to extreme conditions like fear, pressure and top diving performance in combination with muscle flexibility and continuing mental concentration, can wash away their energy. A warm towel right after getting out of the water is simply the easiest way to warm up and relax a bit. EXERCISE MAT Your square metre of comfort to warm up and getting your muscles and joints ready for three seconds of acrobatic freefall and hitting the water at speeds of close to 90kph. HEADPHONES A cliff diver’s best friend in the last phase of preparation. From hip-hop to hard rock to the latest hits – a cliff diver’s playlist is multifarious and long. If they want to tune out, they tune in!


It’s pure, it’s fascinating and it will takes your breath away – cliff diving continues to spread its unique spirit around the globe.

MEDIA INFO

MEDIA INFO


MEDIA

STATS IN 2014

1,943

956

786

3,133

web articles on 900 different websites pictures published in news agencies

MILLION CONTACTS

TV reports

134,000 1,464 published print spectators on site

articles

2,300+

453

MEDIA INFO

media reported on the event

media on site


MEDIA

The Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series offers a dedicated international editorial service, that includes a skilled team of photographers, TV crews and editors that produce editorial content and distribute news, pictures, stories and TV footage to the international media, bringing the sport closer to a wider audience. Millions of people around the world read about cliff diving in their favourite daily newspaper, hear about it on the radio stations of their choice and watch the competitions on TV or online.

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EDITORIAL PRODUCTS Moving images, still images, editorial articles – during the entire season, the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series provides media with a variety of rich and distinct contents and formats.

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Lifestyle Quotes the Pictures of Day

Seeding Quotes Round of the Pictures Day

Story Pictures

Location Teaser clip Picture  

Seeding Round 25 Best Clip pictures

Additional pictures

WEB

Event Clip  

MOVING IMAGES

STILL IMAGES

11 HIGHLIGHTS OF 52 MINUTES (HD): Preview + Review 1 per stop x 8 1 Women’s World Series

Profiles Lifestyle Action Preparation Sequences Teaser Locations

8 location clips, 8 teaser clips 8 feature stories 8 event clips 8 news cuts + divers interviews ADDITIONAL CLIPS FOR WEB: 8 action clips divers profiles top 5 dives of each stop

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News Cut

Action Clip

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Teaser Clip  

TV

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Results Event Seeding Release Round

Top 5 dives Clip

Story Clip  

52 min Short divers highprofiles light with VO  

EDITORIAL TEXTS PER STOP Pre-event release Teaser text Event release Story text Athletes profiles / quotes Judges profiles


NEWSROOM

Discover the editorial world of cliff diving! The newsroom is your place to be to stay up to date with the latest editorial products like high quality photos, videos and stories for global media. Also, it's super easy to download content in high resolution and use it for your next extraordinary feature about cliff diving. GET WHAT YOU WANT. IT'S QUICK AND EASY!

RED BULL CLIFF DIVING NEWSROOM WWW.REDBULLCLIFFDIVINGNEWSROOM.COM 1. SIGN UP! Here you go, you can now search for content!  2. FIND. There are several options to find your desired content. Search specifically in drop-down menus and editorial sections or simply via full text search.  3. USE. Download your content in the desired format. All products are available in HD. MEDIA CONTACT: MEDIASERVICE@REDBULLCLIFFDIVING.COM

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ENCYCLOPEDIA


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A–Z Did you know that… ?

ACAPULCO

In ACAPULCO, Mexico, pearl divers began to dive from the cliffs of La Quebrada in the 1930s – some more skillful than others – in order to find the biggest and most valuable pearls. Legends recall the heights from which they jumped. The figure of 36m is engraved into the top of the cliff; however, many people talk about jumps in excess of 40m. The highest level on site is actually 25.9m above sea level.

BLIND ENTRY

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

BRAKING DISTANCE

The BRAKING DISTANCE for a high dive from 26m is approximately 4m after entry into the water.

CHAMOIS

The CHAMOIS or ‘shammy’ is a small towel that serves more than just one purpose. First, it keeps the diver’s body dry before a dive. This is important because the hands and legs need to be dry so as not to slip out of position in the air. At the same time, the athletes also use it to keep their hands wet – in the same way that some people lick their fingertips before turning the page of a book. In case of low temperatures, the divers can also use the chamois to dry their bodies to stay warm. It's also dry again as soon as you wring it out!

DEGREE OF DIFFICULTY

The DEGREE OF DIFFICULTY of a dive is evaluated based on the following factors: take-off, number of somersaults, number of twists, position during the somersaults and entry into the water.

EQUIPMENT

There is no need for EQUIPMENT. Cliff diving means athlete versus gravity, which is one of the main reasons why so many people are intrigued with the sport.

EVOLUTION

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 steady 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 – was the first dive created 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 the 2015 season, with 27m dives into unforgiving, concrete-like water.

FEMALE COMPETITION

The first FEMALE competition in the history of Red Bull Cliff Diving was held in Malcesine, Italy, in July 2013.

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In 2014, the World Series crowned the first ever female champion, American Rachelle Simpson. In its second year in 2015, the Women’s World Series will again determine its world champion during three competitions in the US, Portugal and Italy.

HEROES

FINA

IMPACT

In April 2012 the Fédération Internationale de Natation, FINA, added high diving as a professional sport. During the 15th FINA world championships 2013 in Barcelona, Orlando Duque (COL, men) and Cesilie Carlton (USA, women) were crowned world champions.

FREE FALL

During a dive from 27m, the athletes have about three seconds of FREE FALL in which they have to perform spectacular movements before plunging 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 or her own weight.

GUINNESS WORLD RECORD

There are two GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS in cliff diving. Orlando Duque’s perfect dive during the WHDF Cliff Diving World Championship in Kaunolu, Hawaii, in 2000, when he performed a double back somersault with four twists from 24.4m. He earned a perfect 10 from all seven judges and scored 159.00 points; a 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.

HEIGHT

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High diving competitions are held at HEIGHTS ranging from 18-23m for female and 20-28m for male divers. 26.5m – the minimum height in the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series for a men’s competition – is equivalent to an eight-story building.

Outstanding achievements, broken records and unforgettable moments – cliff diving has its HEROES, like King Kahekili, Enrique Apac Rios, Lucy Wardle, Olivier Favre and, of course, Orlando Duque. The force of the IMPACT is nine times harder than from the 10m platform and can also be compared to a hard landing on concrete from 13m.

JURY

Each dive is judged by an international JURY of five. The judges consider take-off, position in the air and water entry. Their scores range from 0 to 10.

KAHEKILI

In the 1770s, none other than than KAHEKILI, the last independent king of Maui, indulged in cliff diving.

KAMEHAMEHA

In the 19th century, the Hawaiian King KAMEHAMEHA was the first to allow the organisation of cliff diving to hold contests with defined rules. Through these contests, the best and bravest athlete was determined.

KAUNOLU

Cliff diving is a very traditional discipline, that has its origin in the 1700s in KAUNOLU, on the south western part of the Hawaiian island of Lanai.

LELE KAWA

LELE KAWA is an Hawaiian expression, meaning ‘leaping feet-first from a high cliff into water without making a splash’ and was used by Kahekili, the last independent king of Maui, as an initiation rite for his warriors.

LIFEPROOF®

LIFEPROOF is the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series partner to protect competitors’ smartphones, to ensure they can focus


on competing, knowing that their device is protected from dirt, dust, rocks and crucially, water! For more information, visit www. lifeproof.com. #LiveLifeProof

LOCATIONS

Cartagena (COL), La Rochelle (FRA), Possum Kingdom Lake (USA), Copenhagen (DEN), Azores, S.Miguel (POR), Mostar (BIH), Polignano a Mare (ITA) and Bilbao (ESP) are the eight alluring LOCATIONS for the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series 2015.

MAXIMUM HEIGHT

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.

MIND

A lot of things go through a diver’s MIND before a dive: before stepping onto the platform, they rehearse the entire process mentally. Some of them also mimic the dive, recreating it in their minds, trying to feel it. In the last seconds before the dive, the divers are completely focused and any fear vanishes.

ORIGIN

Cliff diving has its ORIGIN in the 1700s in Hawaii.

PANCAKE LANDING

A PANCAKE LANDING, or crash landing, from cliff diving heights can be compared to a hard landing on concrete from a height of 13m.

PLATFORM

The PLATFORM must be a steady 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.

PRESSURE

As proved by the Red Bull Diagnostics and Training Centre in Austria, the mere thought of a high dive in a neutral and relaxed environment sees the heart rate and body tension rise to the same high level as experienced before the actual execution. This underlines the mental and physical PRESSURE the athletes are exposed to.

REQUIREMENTS

The main REQUIREMENTS for high divers are an extensive technical education, many years of experience in diving or a similar acrobatic sport, as well as courage, self-confidence and extraordinary physical control. It's also crucial that the athletes have the ability to make decisions within fractions of a second based on factors like sight, space, time and experience.

RISK

The highest RISK of injury occurs during the water entry, when parts of the body are already exposed to absolute deceleration and other parts are still above the surface, at top speed. Crash landings can still be ruled out, because of the divers’ technical training and experience.

SAFETY

Regulations for SAFETY are a maximum height (28m), a minimum water depth (5m), a steady and water-sprayed platform with a minimum length of 1.5m and width of 0.75m and with a rim at least 2m beyond the vertical fall line. Rescue divers, paramedics and ambulances are also on site.

SKILL Most athletes reach their maximum technical SKILL and mental maturity around the age of 30. Besides a technical education, the main prerequisite for all high divers is at least 10 to 15 years of training in diving or a similar acrobatic sport. Another necessary requirement is the ability to make split-second decisions

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based on factors like sight, space, time and experience.

SOMERSAULT A SOMERSAULT is an acrobatic exercise in which a person rotates around the somersault axis, moving the feet over the head. It can be performed forwards, backwards or sideways and is an important part of each high dive.

SPEED From 27m, the SPEED at which you enter the water is between 85 and 90kph; an acceleration that compares to a Lamborghini Murciélago.

TAKE-OFF At the TAKE-OFF, the diver leaves the platform. After the take-off, the diver has about 10 to12m to perform his tricks. A good take-off almost always guarantees a good entry.

TRAINING A balanced TRAINING program includes springboard diving, flexibility and power training, as well as a good mental workout.

TRIPLE QUAD Gary Hunt’s (UK) triple somersault with four twists – the TRIPLE QUAD – was the first dive created exclusively for cliff diving and has a Degree of Difficulty of 6.2.

TWIST

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ology and severe weather warnings. The company was founded in Vienna, Austria, and has offices in Europe as well as in Melbourne, Australia. UBIMET has set new standards in global meteorology by developing its own forecast model and proprietary algorithms to provide individually tailored and real-time weather forecasts. Consequently, UBIMET is the independent weather authority because of its innovative product ideas and high-quality services. Further information: www.ubimet.com

VERTICAL POSITION

To minimise the risk of injuries and the water splash, the water entry should be in a perfectly VERTICAL POSITION.

WATER

WATER is the central element in high diving. Characteristics like temperature, density and colour play important roles when the diver approaches the entry point.

WATER ENTRY

The most dangerous part of cliff diving is the WATER ENTRY. Even if the divers have a good line and break the water’s surface perfectly vertical, it still hurts. With their bodies under tremendous pressure, the water is like a wall; with forces nine times harder than those faced by Olympic athletes from a 10m tower.

A TWIST is one of the nine main groups in which dives are classified. Any dive incorporating an axial twisting movement falls in this group. Twists of up to four revolutions are performed in competitions and can be added to dives in the forward, back, reverse, inward and armstand categories.

WEB

UBIMET

ZERO PROTECTION

Weather, especially wind and rain are the most relevant factors for the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series. UBIMET proudly supports Red Bull with pin pointed weather forecasts and accurate weather data. UBIMET is a competence centre for meteor-

WWW.REDBULLCLIFFDIVING.COM is the official website of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series. It contains up-to-date news, divers’ profiles, picture galleries, videos and the latest information about the stops and results. Cliff divers do not have any PROTECTION except their own experience. Their diving ability is their only protection against injuries.


RESULTS

MEN DIVE

PL.

ATHELETES

NAT

Andy Jones

USA

Artem Silchenko

RUS

Blake Aldridge

UK

David Colturi

USA

Gary Hunt

UK

Jonathan Paredes

MEX

Jucelino Junior

BRA

Michal Navratil

CZE

Orlando Duque

COL

Steven Lobue

USA

1

2

1 + 2

3

1 + 2 + 3

4

TOTAL SCORE PLACE

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RESULTS

WOMEN DIVE

PL.

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ATHELETES

NAT

Anna Bader

GER

Adriana Jimenez Trejo

MEX

Ginger Leigh Huber

USA

Rachelle Simpson

USA

1

2

3

TOTAL SCORE PLACE


2009

1

2

JUN 20/ROTTERDAM/NED

3

JUL 26/POLIGNANO A MARE/ITA

4

5

6

7

SEP 5/SISIKON/SUI

8

10

11

13

14

AUG 28/SISIKON/SUI

SEP 12/HILO/ HAWAII/USA

16

17

APR 10/YUCATÁN/MEX

MAY 22/ATHENS/GRE

JUN 6/YUCATÁN/MEX

SEP 20/ATHENS/GRE

JUL 24/KRAGERØ/NOR

2012

JUN 23/ CORSICA/FRA

JUL 21/AZORES/POR

9

MAY 15/ LA ROCHELLE/FRA

12

AUG 8/POLIGNANO A MARE/ITA

15

MAR 12/ RAPA NUI/CHI

18

JUN 18/ LA ROCHELLE/FRA

21

19

JUL 24/MALCESINE/ITA

22 24

AUG 29/HAMBURG/GER

2010

AUG 8/ANTALYA/TUR

JUL 11/DUBROVNIK/CRO

2011

MAY 8/ LA ROCHELLE/FRA

SEP 4/YALTA/UKR

20 25

AUG 20/BOSTON/USA

AUG 4/INIS MÓR/IRL

23 26

JUL 7/GRIMSTAD/NOR

AUG 25/BOSTON/USA

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28

SEP 8/PEMBROKESHIRE/ SEP 28/WADI SHAB/OMN SOUTH WALES/UK

31

JUN 29/AZORES/ S.MIGUEL/POR

JUN 22/ COPENHAGEN/DEN

35

OCT 26/KRABI PROVINCE/THA

33

AUG 25/BOSTON/USA

2014

30

36

MAY 10/HAVANA/CUB

29

2013

27

MAY 25/ LA ROCHELLE/FRA

32

JUL 14/MALCESINE/ITA

34

SEP 14/PEMBROKESHIRE/ SOUTH WALES/UK

37

JUN 07/POSSUM KINGDOM LAKE/TX/USA

38

39

41

42

40

44

45

JUN 29/INIS MÓR/IRL

SEP 20/BILBAO/ESP

2015

43

JUL 12/KRAGERØ/NOR

OCT 18/IK KIL CENOTE/ YUCATÁN/MEX

APR 2/CARTAGENA/ MAY 17/ COLOMBIA LA ROCHELLE/FRA

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JUN 20/ COPENHAGEN/DEN

AUG 15/MOSTAR/BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA

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JUL 18/S. MIGUEL/ AZORES/POR

SEP 13/POLIGNANO A MARE/ITA

JUL 26/AZORES/S. MIGUEL/POR

MAY 30/POSSUM KINGDOM LAKE/TX/USA

LET'S CELEBRATE OUR 50TH STOP

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SEP 26/BILBAO/ESP


ITS TIME TO

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