Running away with it

Gary Hunt performs his running dive
Hunt skips to victory, Simpson retains her title

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Gary Hunt pulled off five 10s in Sunday's three rounds of competition and finished with a running take-off and a personal best of 548.20 points, making it six out of seven victories this season. On his heels in the penultimate stop as well as in the overall standings is Colombia's Orlando Duque in second, closely followed by Jonathan Paredes from Mexico only 2.45 points behind.

 

In the 2015 Women's World Series American Rachelle Simpson defended her overall title by taking her second victory in three competitions in front of an enthusiastic crowd of 55,000 Italian cliff diving aficionados. While the women closed their season in Europe's mecca of cliff diving this weekend, the male cliff diving elite travels to Spain's Bilbao for the coronation of the season's best athletes during the World Series' 50th stop in two weeks' time.

While the women closed their season in Europe's mecca of cliff diving this weekend, the male cliff diving elite travels to Spain's Bilbao, where the fight in the overall rankings gets tighter as only the season's best six athletes will be granted a permanent spot in a 2016 Series. Behind the leading trio of Hunt, Duque and Paredes, five athletes are battling it out, with Andy Jones (530pts.) sitting in the longed for sixth spot. Can Russia's Artem Silchenko (410pts.), the leader after the seeding round, or Czech's Michal Navratil (400pts.) push the American off his position in the final stop of the 2015 season?

All will be revealed in Bilbao with the coronation of the season's best athletes during the World Series' 50th stop in two weeks' time.

RESULTS STOP 7, POLIGNANO A MARE


MEN
1. Gary Hunt | UK | 548.20pts.
2. Orlando Duque | COL | 480.30
3. Jonathan Paredes | MEX | 477.85
4. Michal Navratil | CZE | 463.85
5. Andy Jones | USA | 461.45
6. Blake Aldridge | UK | 456.95
7. Artem Silchenko | RUS | 399.00
8. Kris Kolanus (wildcard) | POL | 325.25
9. David Colturi | USA | 313.70
10. Steven LoBue | USA | 310.55
11. Alessandro De Rose (wildcard) | ITA | 305.80
12. José Wilker (wildcard) | BRA | 270.95
13. Sergio Guzman (wildcard) | MEX | 265.30
14. Jucelino Junior | BRA | 216.70

WOMEN
1. Rachelle Simpson | USA | 241.60pts.
2. Ginger Leigh Huber | USA | 231.40
3. Yana Nestsiarava (wildcard) | BLR | 209.50
4. Cesilie Carlton (wildcard) | USA | 200.15
5. Anna Bader | GER | 196.65
6. Lysanne Richard (wildcard) | CAN | 196.20
7. Jacqueline Valente (wildcard) | BRA | 186.80
8. Adriana Jimenez | MEX | 183.90