Hunt and Iffland on their way to championship | Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series 2019 - Mostar (BIH) - Trailer

Hunt and Iffland on their way to championship | Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series 2019 - Mostar (BIH) - Trailer

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Publiée le le 20 août 2019

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While Rhiannan Iffland (AUS) and Gary Hunt (GBR) can wrap up the overall win during stop 6 of 2019 Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series at the historic Stari Most in Bosnia and Herzegovina the fight for the 2020 qualification heats up in the men’s and women’s.

When the cliff diving elite returns to Mostar’s historic Stari Most for the season’s penultimate stop on August 24, the stage looks set for more history to be added to this challenging location. After a sensational and record breaking season so far for England’s Gary Hunt and Rhiannan Iffland from Australia, the reigning champions already have one hand on the King Kahekili Trophy and will wrap up the title with another strong display in the spot where diving dates back centuries. For those who seek qualification for the 2020 Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series the battle gets tighter as only the top four from 21m and 27m earn an automatic spot.
Since Hunt scored the perfect dive in Beirut, Lebanon and became the first man ever to be awarded all tens from the judges since the introduction of the World Series in 2009, the expectations from the brilliant Brit have only gotten higher. The 35-year-old won the FINA High Diving World Championships in South Korea and can secure his 8th overall title when he targets a third consecutive victory in Mostar.
It’s no less tight in the women’s when it comes to securing a spot for 2020. Behind the still unbeaten champion from the 21m platform Iffland, Belarussia’s Yana Nestsiarava and Brit Jessica Macaulay, as well as Lysanne Richard from Canada hold the top 4 spots going into the business end of the year.
Until now the 2019 season has been a perfect one for Australia’s cliff diving star Iffland, with victories in every single competition. Coming to Mostar however, the 27-year-old has unfinished business as she’s not managed a victory from the old bridge in two showings. Can she overcome the added challenges of diving from a bridge or will any of the other women jump in and claim the win?

Standings* (after 5 of 7 stops)

1- Gary Hunt GBR – 800pts.
2- Jonathan Paredes MEX – 460
3- Andy Jones USA – 380
4- Michal Navratil CZE – 370
5- David Colturi USA – 310
1- Rhiannan Iffland AUS – 800pts.
2- Yana Nestsiarava BLR – 460
3- Jessica Macaulay GBR – 430
4- Lysanne Richard CAN – 370
5- Adriana Jimenez MEX – 340

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