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Alessandro De Rose with his mother
Memorable moments from a dramatic day at Europe's home of cliff diving

It seemed that this weekend was written in the stars for wildcard Alessandro De Rose, as the 25-year-old produced a stunning display of diving to secure his first ever victory in front of 50,000 fans on home soil in Polignano a Mare. Rhiannan Iffland returned to top form to take victory too, with an amazing performance from wildcards Jaki Valente and Anna Bader helping them onto the podium with the reigning champion.

Scroll through the gallery above and enjoy the best pictures from a competition that will live long in the memory.

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