Rhiannan Iffland

Australia

Rhiannan Iffland

Starting out with a stunning rookie-win in her first ever cliff diving competition in 2016, Rhiannan Iffland did not hesitate to take over the whole World Series to win overall – as a wildcard diver. At 24 years of age Rhiannan was not only the youngest female diver ever to win an event, but she also finished all of her seven starts on the podium to complete the so-called 'Australian cliff diving sensation'. Proving she is no one-season wonder, she followed this up with four wins in six stops to retain the King Kahekili Trophy in 2017.

Her unrivalled success has also grabbed the attention of '60 Minutes Australia', the country's award winning news magazine shadowed her during the 2016 Italy leg to portray the later champion. With her first championship title, Rhiannan superseded two-time winner, America's Rachelle Simpson.

The laid-back Aussie-girl from New South Wales comes from a trampoline background and started her diving career around the age of nine. Although she performed at (and won) some national meets, she took the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series entirely by surprise.