Cliff diving is at all times spectacular, however it has by no means taken place with a backdrop like this.
Rivals on the Crimson Bull Cliff Diving World Collection dived from a purpose-built 27m platform in the course of Sydney Harbour, with the Harbour Bridge and Opera Home an unmistakable backdrop to the equally breathtaking dives.
Champion Australian Rhiannon Iffland made a fairytale return to her homeland, profitable the inaugural Sydney leg to underline her standing as world primary.
Newcastle-born Iffland — who clinched her sixth successive world title on the tour’s earlier cease in Bari, Italy, in September — racked up 387.75 factors to clinch first place because the high-dive spectacle made its first go to to Australia.
She beat Canadian teenager Molly Carlson into second place, with Eleanor Sensible of the USA ending third.
“That is my sixth title and it is actually additional particular,” the 31-year-old Iffland mentioned after receiving the trophy — named in honour of a legendary Hawaiian king — by Mrs Macquarie’s Chair overlooking Sydney Harbour.
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“I am genuinely speechless. I knew I used to be coming in and holding the King Kahekili trophy whatever the end result in the present day, so I assume that took the strain off a bit.
“However I nonetheless had a job to do. I wished to placed on a extremely good present in entrance of our house crowd. I managed to tug it off and that is one other tick off the listing.”
The boys’s competitors was gained for a record-extending tenth time by French diver Gary Hunt, forward of Aidan Heslop from Nice Britain, and Romania’s Catalin Preda.