The penultimate stop sees a return to Mostar’s iconic old bridge


Bosnia and Herzegovina 16 Sep

Sep 16, 2017 12:30:00 +0000

14:30 16 Sep | Local Time

12:30 16 Sep | GMT


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23°C / 73°F Air
13°C Water
4 km/h / 2 mph Wind
Freshwater Water
5m to 5.5m Water
27m | 21m Dive

The penultimate stop sees a return to Mostar’s iconic old bridge

This event will be LIVE on September 16 from 14.30 local time (12.30 GMT) on, Red Bull TV and Facebook.

Diving off Stari Most, the old bridge, dates back to the 17th century, and once again the world's best cliff divers will show off their skills surrounded by a fanatical crowd of spectators during 2017's penultimate stop. This is the one stop where the locals know all the athletes by their names and where both, the traditional diving from the country's most recognizable landmark in a sort of maturity test for young men and the fine art of cliff diving are equally respected.

Built in the 16th century, the iconic Stari Most gracefully arches over the emerald water of Neretva River, connecting two parts of the old town in Mostar. On both sides surrounded by fortified towers, it fits seamlessly into the landscape, creating an impressive sight. This single span stone bridge seems to look different when viewed from different perspectives.

Built by Mimar Hayruddin, disciple of the great Ottoman architect Mimar Sinan, legend has it that the builder never saw the bridge completed, as he left before the scaffolding was removed, having no strength to see if the bridge will stand. Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent threatened to decapitate him if the bridge fell. The bridge is, together with the surrounding part of the Old City of Mostar, on UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites, and is often cited as one of the most beautiful bridges in the world.

Eternalized in the city's flag and coat of arms, life in Mostar has been centred on the humpback bridge ever since its construction. Iconic 'Stari Most' is a place where the tradition of competitive diving is almost 450 years old. Equally iconic as the bridge, is the image of a diver soaring through the air from the bridge towards the fast and cold water of Neretva River.

Location - Old bridge in Mostar
Coordinates - 43°20'13"N, 17°48'54"E
Platform heights - 27m | 21m
Water depth - 5m to 5.5m
Water temperature in September - 13°C
Air temperature in September - 27°C
Water - River Neretva, freshwater
Random fact - The bridge was destroyed during the war in Bosnia (1992-1995), and later faithfully reconstructed using the original stone blocks taken out from the river below. It was reopened in 2004.

Day Local Time Event
Friday TBC Event start
    Women's Round 1, Men's Round 1
    Women's Round 2, Men's Round 2
  TBC Event end
Saturday 13:00 Event start
  13:30 Competition start
    Women's Round 3, Men's Round 3
  14:30 Red Bull TV LIVE start
    Women's Finals, Men's Finals
  15:15 Red Bull TV LIVE end
  15:30 Event end

This event will be LIVE on September 16 from 14.30 local time (12.30 GMT) on, Red Bull TV and Facebook. Red Bull TV is available on connected TVs, gaming consoles, mobile devices and more. Find out more at

If you miss the event or simply want to watch all the action again, the replay will be available on demand a few minutes after the event.