Wildcards - Women

Jaki Valente

At each stop during the 2019 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)

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Anna Bader competed as a permanent diver in 2018, but injuries were to blame for her lack of form and the German will once again appear as a wildcard in 2019.

Katy Etterman (USA)

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The 26-year-old American athlete will made her World Series debut at the sixth stop in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina in the anniversary year 2018.

Celia Fernández (Spain)

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The 2018 Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series was the first year Celia Fernández was invited as a wildcard.

Ginger Huber (USA)

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After competing as a permanent diver during every season since the women's World Series began, Ginger Huber was unable to hold onto her status in 2018 and will this season appear as a wildcard.

Xantheia Pennisi (Australia)

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The 19-year-old Australian athlete made her World Series debut at the sixth stop in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina in the anniversary year 2018.

Iris Schmidbauer (Germany)

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The second German athlete besides Anna Bader will once again have the chance to display her skills from the 21m platform in 2019.

Maria Paula Quintero Torres (Colombia)

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The youngest ever diver to appear in a World Series competition comes from Cali, Colombia, where she trains with Orlando Duque and her stepfather Miguel Garcia.

Irlanda Valdez (Mexico)

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Mexico's Irlanda Valdez was invited as a wildcard for the first time in the anniversary year 2018.

Jaki Valente (Brazil)

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Having a gymnastics and circus background, the 33-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. Jaki Valente will once again spice up the Women's World Series as a wildcard.

Antonina Vyshyvanova (Ukraine)

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The 2018 Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series was the first year Antonina Vyshyvanova was invited as a wildcard. The 20-year-old is the first female athlete from the Ukraine.