GO JUMP OFF A CLIFF
The best cliff divers in the world versus gravity; twisting and flipping 27 metres through the air and hitting the water after three seconds at 85kph. Welcome to the 2012 Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series.
In February, more than 4,000 spectators came to watch the qualifiers taking place on the Hawkesbury River in New South Wales, Australia. 15 athletes from nine different countries fought
a tight battle over two days with only four places in the championships up for grabs. One of the four to make it included England’s former Olympian diver Blake Aldridge, who performed the highest-scoring dive of the day which consisted of two-and-a-half somersaults and three twists. The big show off.
The championships begin this month and are taking place across the globe between now and September. The competition makes its long-awaited UK debut in Wales at the penultimate stop of the series on 7-8 September. The competition will take place at the Blue Lagoon close to St David’s in Pembrokeshire. Water way to go...
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