Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series 2017 – Iffland stretches lead in overall standings while Aldridge wins first event since 2014

Courtesy of quattro media/Red Bull Media Service

The cliff diving elite entered the second half of the current season and travelled across the Atlantic to the Possum Kingdom Lake. After the mid-season break the cliff divers were ready to conquer the “Hell’s Gate”, a rock formation with a sheer break in the cliffs, which rise up more than 30 meters out of the Possum Kingdom Lake in Texas.

Around 9.000 spectators came on the lake to visit the exciting final competition rounds on Sunday. Special for this stop is, that all the spectators are on 800 boats and 300 other floating devices like Kayaks and air mattresses.

In a nail biting Men’s final, the Brit Blake Aldridge had the best final and won today’s competition with 399.95 Points. The Mexican Jonathan Paredes finished second with 398.75 points and the local hero David Colturi completed the podium with 391.30 points. So this was the fourth different winner in four competitions this season so far.

In the women competition the last year’s Texas and Overall winner Rhiannan Iffland (AUS) won the competition. Adriana Jimenez (MEX) came in second and the Australian Helena Merten finished third.

The Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series 2017 will continue in two weeks in Mostar, Bosnia for the penultimate stop.

 

 

Results – Stop #4, Texas | USA

Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series 2017 – Winning Dive Men – Possum Kingdom Lake, TX (USA) from World of Freesports on Vimeo.

MEN

1 – Blake Aldridge (GBR) – 399.95pts

2 – Jonathan Paredes (MEX) – 398.75

3 – David Colturi (USA) – 391.30

4 – Andy Jones (USA) – 390.85

5 – Gary Hunt (GBR) – 390.45

Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series 2017 – Winning Dive Women – Possum Kingdom Lake, TX (USA) from World of Freesports on Vimeo.

WOMEN

1 – Rhiannan Iffland (AUS) – 315.60pts

2 – Adriana Jimenez (MEX) – 304.15

3 – Helena Merten (AUS) – 293.85

4 – Tara Hyer-Tira (W) (USA) – 288.50

5 – Ginger Huber (USA) – 287.10

Standings (after 4 of 6 stops)

MEN

1- Blake Aldridge (GBR) – 480pts

2- Gary Hunt (GBR) – 460

3- Jonathan Paredes (MEX) – 450

WOMEN

1- Rhiannan Iffland (AUS) – 690pts

2- Adriana Jimenez (MEX) – 520

3- Helena Merten (AUS) – 450

Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series 2017 Stops:

·         June 24th  –  Inis Mór (IRL)

 

·         July 9th  – Sao Miguel, Azores (POR)

 

·         July 23rd  – Polignano a Mare (ITA)

 

·         September 3rd – Texas (USA)

·         September 16th  – Mostar (BIH)

·         October 21st  – Lago Ranco (CHI)

 

 

 

 

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