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Cliff diving clips | FINAL RB Cliff Diving World Series 2019 – Bilbao (ESP)
Australia’s Rhiannan Iffland completed the perfect season in Bilbao, Spain, winning her seventh stop in a row to become the first Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series diver ever to go unbeaten all year. On the men’s platform, it was the familiar sight of England’s Gary Hunt celebrating in front of 27,000 fans who had gathered beside the Nervión river, following his fifth win of the season.
who along with Hunt had secured the King Kahekili trophy with a stop to
spare in Mostar three weeks ago, continued her record-breaking form to
achieve a feat that no man or woman had managed before. The 28 year-old
‘dominator from down under’ has been untouchable from the 21m platform
this year, and a fourth title in a row shows just how far ahead of her
rivals she is right now.
Canada’s Lysanne Richard finished the day 27 points behind in second place, while Jessica Macaulay of England completed the podium. In the overall season positions it was the reverse as the Brit, in just her first season as a permanent diver, finished ahead of Richard, with the Canadian securing third place for the second season running.
Hunt had arrived in the Basque Country with a steely determination to reassert his dominance, following a humbling defeat to the sport’s new star, Constantin Popovici of Romania, at Stari Most. And the Brit’s smile was as wide as the Nervión as he emerged from the water to see he had edged ahead of Mexico’s Jonathan Paredes for the win. Fellow Brit, 17-year-old Aidan Heslop, defied his tender age to grab third and a place on the podium in just his second start as the youngest diver ever.