Diving from Italian balconies | Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series 2019 - Polignano a Mare (ITA) - Trailer

Diving from Italian balconies | Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series 2019 - Polignano a Mare (ITA) - Trailer

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Published 03 June 2019

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In the place where houses rise from the rocks, Australia’s Rhiannan Iffland will look to continue her winning streak in the women's in the south of Italy, while men's leader Gary Hunt (GBR) will certainly have one eye on rising star Constantin Popovici (ROU), who broke the Brit's stranglehold in impressive style in the previous stop in Ireland. Thousands of passionate fans will once again fill every vantage point on land and sea to catch a glimpse of the 24 divers as they take to the platforms built on a private terrace in their hunt for the King Kahekili trophy. She’s been the dominant force in female cliff diving ever since her victory as a debut wildcard in 2016. With 13 wins in 19 starts, 27-year-old Iffland took diving from 21m to a new level, not only leaving her fans in awe but also her competitors. While only Canada’s Lysanne Richard, 10 years senior to the Australian, shows consistency with two podiums in two events, none of the other women in the 2019 line-up have yet raised a claim for the top spot. In the men’s, competition is slightly tighter, as record man Hunt faces a new challenge in the form of Constantin Popovici, an Olympic diver from Romania, who also strives for qualification for Tokyo 2020 as he aspires to the highest cliff diving honours. Following the 30-year-old’s second place at the season opener in the Philippines, a precise and constant performance secured Popovici his maiden victory under harsh Irish conditions, including a 10 – the highest note from the judges.

Standings* (after 2 of 7 stops)

MEN
1- Gary Hunt GBR – 200pts.
2- Constantin Popovici ROU – 160
3- Jonathan Paredes MEX – 130
4- Kris Kolanus POL – 110
5- Steven LoBue USA – 90

WOMEN
1- Rhiannan Iffland AUS – 200pts.
2- Yana Nestsiarava BLR– 160
3- Lysanne Richard CAN – 130
4- Jessica Macaulay GBR – 110
5- Adriana Jimenez MEX – 90

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