Wildcards - Women

Yana Nestsiarava

At each stop during the 2017 season, the six permanent female divers will be joined by two wildcard divers. Although different wildcards will compete at different events, and some will appear more than others, they can each earn points and ranking in exactly the same way as the permanent athletes.

Anna Bader (Germany)


After taking a maternity break in 2016, 33-year-old Anna Bader will return in 2017. The German made her mark in cliff diving when she took victory in the first Red Bull Cliff Diving women's competition staged in Italy in July 2013 and followed that up with a strong showing at the Red Bull Cliff Diving Women's World Series in 2014.

Jaki Valente (Brazil)


Having a gymnastics and circus background, the 31-year-old tender looking athlete fell desperately in love with the sport of cliff diving and was part of the divers line-up in the 2014 Women's World Series. This season Jacqueline Valente will spice up the women's competitions as a wildcard.

Tara Hyer-Tira (USA)


The American was part of the first ever women's cliff diving competition in the history of Red Bull Cliff Diving in Italy in 2013, and has shown her talent over the past three seasons. Season IV of the women's World Series will again see the 31-year-old yogini taking off from twice the Olympic height.

Yana Nestsiarava (Belarus)


In the fourth year of women competing in the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series Yana Nestsiarava will be invited as a wildcard. Following her premiere appearance in Norway in 2014 and three 3rd placed finishes (2015 and 2017 FINA world cup and worlds as well as her first World Series podium during 2015's final competition in Italy, the 25-year-old Belarusian will once again get the chance to leave her mark this season.

Jessica Macaulay (GBR)


The 2017 Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series is the first year Jessica Macaulay will be invited as a wildcard.
The 24-year-old, who spent seven years of her life in Malaysia and lives in Texas now, will be only the second female athlete from the UK to perform in a World Series competition.

Eleanor Townsend Smart (USA)

The 2017 Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series is the first year Eleanor Townsend Smart will be invited as a wildcard.