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Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series 2014

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 12 luglio 2014

red bullKragerø, Norway, is ready for the 2014 Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series on July 12 In a land famous for its Vikings, the ‘pearl of coastal towns’ welcomes another set of adventurers ready to take to the sea in an attempt to conquer. 14 men and eight women will dive from 27m and 20m respectively into a floating arena of boats and ships on Saturday afternoon. The holidaymakers in Scandinavia’s summer hot spot are ready to see cliff diving par excellence, as the athletes launch from a skerry in order to determine the half-time leader of the 2014 World Series.New faces on the podium, new high scores and personal bests – the sixth season has so far exceeded all expectations and the Kragerø archipelago will be host to the second stop of the first-ever Women’s World Series, which has taken the sport to a whole new level. After the kick-off competition to find a female World Series champion in Texas, the ladies get their next chance to show diving grace from two times the Olympic height. In the men’s fight for the title, the question is, will anybody be able to dispute Gary Hunt’s overall lead? He won four years ago in Kragerø and has taken back-to-back wins in Texas and Ireland. Can he make it a hat-trick here in Norway? In the southernmost municipality of the county of Telemark, and amidst almost 500 islands, islets and skerries, a 27m tall rock will be the focal point of high diving this weekend. The athletes’ breathtaking twisting and flipping action will only be stopped by entry into the Skagerrak strait at almost 90kph. Expressionist painter Edvard Munch found his personal “pearl of coastal towns” in Kragerø and, on Saturday, a special group of people are in town to search for their very own pearl. The cliff diving action starts on July 12 at 1pm local time.

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