Red Bull Cliff Diving cancels 2020 World Series and focuses on 2021 season
In the light of health concerns and advice from the authorities, the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series season has been suspended for 2020. We trust that this decision will be understood and respected by everyone.
All efforts and energy are focused on an outstanding 2021 season, when elite divers as well as young up-and-coming talent will once again wow the crowds with their breathtaking free-falls from up to 27m.
We remain hopeful of staging a standalone event in Australia in appreciation of our loyal fans and to grant the planet's finest divers a chance to showcase their supreme acrobatic skills.
Red Bull Australia are doing everything they can to be prepared to host the event in Sydney, November 2020. The safety of the public, the divers, the crew and all others involved is the number one priority and, along with government advice, will ultimately determine the possibility of doing so closer to the date.
Athletes representing 18 different nations, including reigning champions Rhiannan Iffland (AUS) and Gary Hunt (FRA), will lead the world's oldest extreme sport to new heights in 2021, as the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series returns stronger and ready to inspire fans around the world again.
In 2018, Rhiannan Iffland became the most decorated female athlete in the history of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series when she secured her third title in as many years. After having broken all records and pushed the limits of this sport, what are her goals for the 2019 season?
"Build bigger dives, be more consistent, but most of all enjoy the travel and adventure that comes with the competition," says Iffland.
For this series, Iffland is granting us unprecedented access to join her on her adventures and follow her progress during another exciting season. Scroll down for all episodes so far.
Episode 3 - Keep up the pace
Iffland has made a home for herself in France over competition season in order to have a base for training. The unstoppable Aussie has won all three events so far this season, but can she keep up the pace?
Episode 2 - Travel for life
Iffland shares her thoughts on travelling, first with her family as a child in Australia and today as an elite athlete. Find out what she loves and doesn't love about getting around the world by plane and boat.
Episode 1 - Renew and reset
Iffland discusses her life growing up and how she found herself in the sport of cliff diving, as well as looking back over her meteoric rise over the last three seasons.