Emotional comeback wins for Gary Hunt (GBR) and Lysanne Richard (CAN) in Sisikon (SUI) – 5th August 2018

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RB Cliff Diving World Series 2018 | 4. stop – Sisikon (SUI) | Hunt (GBR) and Richard (CAN) return to the top in Switzerland!

Six-time champion Gary Hunt from England and Canada’s mum-of-three Lysanne Richard made an emotional return to form at the fourth stop of the 2018 World Series, both scoring stunning victories to put a difficult 12 months well and truly behind them. Hunt, who had faced the first crisis of his career due to a mental block, was back to his twisting best to grab a much-needed win ahead of Mexico’s Jonathan Paredes in second place and American Andy Jones in third, while hat-trick chasing Steven LoBue (USA) could only finish sixth on a scorching day at Lake Lucerne. Richard, who missed the entire 2017 season with a neck injury, followed up her third place in Portugal three weeks ago by powering to victory ahead of Australia’s Rhiannan Iffland in second and the increasingly impressive British wildcard Jessica Macaulay in third in front of a sold-out crowd on boats, kayaks and inflatables.

Gary Hunt (GBR): “This is not the old Gary Hunt, today it was a different man. Gary 2.0, but I’m happy I did what I did, did what I needed to you; left it very close and Jonny (Paredes) almost took me on my last dive. I’m very happy to get back on top of the podium. Once you have a mental block it never really goes away; you just learn to deal with it and you grow from it. I definitely haven’t completely solved the problem, I still have work to do on single twists and double twists, but I definitely have worked hard enough to be able to do what I did today.”

Lysanne Richard (CAN): “It was so emotional to win here today, I couldn’t stop crying. I’m really emotional because of everyone who helped me come back. Just being back was already a big win, not even winning. I was lucky today, had a good competition and I’m really grateful for all the help that I got and all the love I receive.”

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Standings (after 4 of 7 stops)


1- Steven LoBue USA – 540pts

2- Jonathan Paredes MEX – 420

3- Gary Hunt GBR – 410

3- Michal Navratil CZE – 410

5- Blake Aldridge GBR – 360

Standings (after 3 of 5 stops)

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1- Rhiannan Iffland AUS – 470pts

2- Adriana Jimenez MEX – 450

3- Lysanne Richard CAN – 420

4- Jessica Macaulay (W) GBR – 380

5- Yana Nestsiarava BLR – 290

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Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series 2018 stops:

  • 02. June 2018 – Texas (USA)


  • 30. June 2018 – Bilbao (ESP)


  • 14. July 2018 – São Miguel, Azores (POR)


  • 05. August 2018 – Sisikon (SUI)


  • 25. August 2018 – Kopenhagen (DEN)
  • 08. September 2018 – Mostar (BIH)
  • 23. September 2018 – Polignano a Mare (ITA)


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