Persistence: The Constantin Popovici Story - Episode 2

Constantin Popovici
Episode 2: New Challenges

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 May, 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 2: New Challenges. In this episode, Constantin enjoys a three day break from pool training, but it's certainly no time for putting his feet up and relaxing. Instead, he straps those feet onto a snowboard and indulges in his other great passion on the slopes in Austria. 

If you missed Episode 1: Working on the Basics, you can find it at the bottom of this page, and look out for Episode 3: Higher Intensity, coming in March.