Mostar

The cliff diving elite will once again grace the beautiful and historic Stari Most

Mostar

Mostar
Bosnia and Herzegovina 8 Sep

Sep 8, 2018 11:15:00 +0000
Mostar

13:15 8 Sep | Local Time

06:15 8 Sep | Your Time

Conditions

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34°C / 93°F Air
Temperature
13°C Water
Temperature
10 km/h / 6 mph Wind
Velocity
Freshwater Water
Type
5m to 5.5m Water
Depth
27m | 21m / 90ft | 70ft Dive
Height

The cliff diving elite will once again grace the beautiful and historic Stari Most

This event will be LIVE on September 8 at 1:15 PM CEST (11:15 AM GMT) on www.redbullcliffdiving.com, Red Bull TV, Facebook, Youtube & Twitch.

Five winners in five competitions, three for the men and two for the women and no one was able to defend a victory off Stari Most, the old bridge, so far. When the World Series returns to Bosnia and Herzegovina for the last-but-one stop in the 2018 season a fanatical crowd will eagerly await what the sport's aesthetes have in store for them.

Dating back to the 17th century, competitive bridge diving has been a tradition for many years in Mostar, and when the cliff divers come back to the historic single span stone bridge the locals know all their names. This is the place 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.

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. 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.

Previous winners
2017 - Gary Hunt, GBR | Cesilie Carlton, USA
2016 - Michal Navratil, CZE | Lysanne Richard, CAN
2015 - Jonathan Paredes, MEX

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 - Neretva river, 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.

This event will be LIVE on September 8 at 1:15 PM CEST (11:15 AM GMT)  on www.redbullcliffdiving.com, Red Bull TV, Facebook, Youtube & Twitch. Red Bull TV is available on connected TVs, gaming consoles, mobile devices and more. Find out more at about.redbull.tv

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.

Conditions

Weather data provided by

34°C / 93°F Air
Temperature
13°C Water
Temperature
10 km/h / 6 mph Wind
Velocity
Freshwater Water
Type
5m to 5.5m Water
Depth
27m | 21m / 90ft | 70ft Dive
Height

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