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Australian Iffland and Mexican Paredes win Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series opener in Texas thriller

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 5 giugno 2016

red bullAustralian wildcard and World Series debutante, Rhiannan Iffland, thrilled the crowds in Texas on Saturday as she put in a magical diving display from 20m and upset the odds with a stunning victory. In an equally dramatic men’s event, it was Mexico’s Jonathan Paredes who delivered a close to perfect dive to take the top spot ahead of Brit Blake Aldridge and Czech Michal Navratil from the 27.5m platform. Two-time Texas winner Gary Hunt could not complete his hat trick of wins in this location despite performing the diving world’s most difficult dive. On a blazing day at Hell’s Gate, 12,000 fans sailed over to Possum Kingdom Lake to witness a truly amazing start to the 2016 season, and bouyed by the great weather and spectacular entertainment they helped to create an unforgettable atmosphere. In two-weeks’ time the cliff diving elite meets for the second competition in Copenhagen, Denmark.
red bull1Results Men, Stop #1 Possum Kingdom Lake, Texas | USA
1 Jonathan Paredes, MEX – 509.15pts.
2 Blake Aldridge, GBR – 495.85
3 Michal Navratil, CZE – 495.50
4 Gary Hunt, GBR – 486.00
5 Alessandro De Rose (W), ITA – 482.70
6 Orlando Duque, COL – 480.15
7 David Colturi, USA – 448.40
8 Artem Silchenko, RUS – 430.85
9 AndyJones, USA – 324.60
10 Kris Kolanus (W), POL – 317.10
11 Steven LoBue, USA – 316.35
12 Kyle Mitrione (W), USA – 310.20
13 Miguel Garcia (W), COL – 303.30
Red Bull Cliff Diving 314 Sergio Guzman, MEX – 247.60
Results Women, Stop #1 Possum Kingdom Lake, Texas | USA
1. Rhiannan Iffland (W), AUS – 251.50pts.
2 Cesilie Carlton, USA – 241.10
3 Helena Merten, AUS – 236.80
4 Adriana Jimenez, MEX – 230.10
5 Lysanne Richard, CAN – 229.90
6 Rachelle Simpson, USA – 209.20
7 Ginger Huber, USA – 192.05
8 Tara Hyer-Tira (W), USA – 130.20
Since 2009, the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series has provided a platform for exhilarating action and dives of ever-growing complexity. The series features elite athletes as well as young up-and-coming talent and a Women’s World Series was introduced in 2014. In 2016 the sport’s best athletes will once again leap, twist and somersault from breathtaking heights with no protection, except their concentration, skill and physical control during nine competitions around the world.

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