Persistence: The Constantin Popovici Story

Constantin Popovici
Episode 1: Working on the Basics

Constantin Popovici burst onto the Red Bull Cliff Diving scene almost out of nowhere in 2019, earning two spectacular victories and announcing himself as a serious contender for the throne kept warm for so long by the imperious Gary Hunt. What sets the Romanian apart from others though, apart from his unerring ability from 27m, is that he's also still competing as a professional 10m diver. In 2020, the 31-year-old has set himself a grand goal: to become the best in both disciplines.

Between December and April, this series will follow Constantin closely, offering an exclusive insight into his life and training regime as he targets qualification to Tokyo 2020 and prepares for the new cliff diving season.

Above you can watch Episode 1: Working on the Basics. In this episode, we catch up with 'Costa' in Sibiu as he trains in the pool and discusses the differences between diving from 10m and 27m. Training is intense, taking him away from home for weeks at a time, but he's 100% committed and focused on achieving success.

Look out for Episode 2: New Challenges, coming in January.