Brilliant Brit Gary Hunt returns to the top in Polignano a Mare | Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series 2019 - Winning Dive Men

Brilliant Brit Gary Hunt returns to the top in Polignano a Mare | Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series 2019 - Winning Dive Men

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Publiée le le 03 juin 2019

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England's Gary Hunt and Rhiannan Iffland of Australia stretched their lead at the top of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series standings with two wide-margin victories in Polignano a Mare. The Brit was at his brilliant best in Italy, finishing a full 50 points ahead of secondplaced Andy Jones of America, with Czech Michal Navratil in third. 60,000 fans watched on as Iffland also took command of the women, powering past Colombia's Maria Paula Quintero by 45 points to complete her hat-trick in this location, while Belarussian Yana Nestsiarava completed the women's podium in third. Gary Hunt (GBR): “It’s a very special place here. It’s perfect for cliff diving. It was a tough competition and I felt pushed right till the end. I absolutely believed I could win. I know that my strongest dive was left until last and anything can happen. This year I think it’s a bit a transition period for a lot of divers; everyone’s pushing the limits of the Degree of Difficulty. We’re seeing some of the guys paying the price a little bit, it’s taking them a few attempts to get those dives good. Me on the other hand I’ve stepped it back slightly and you’re seeing a consistent performance.”

Results

Men
1- Gary Hunt (GBR) – 418.75pts.
2- Andy Jones (USA) – 368.75
3- Michal Navratil (CZE) – 368.25
4- Alessandro De Rose (ITA) – 358.20
5- Kris Kolanus (POL) – 353.80

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