Saturday's scores

The judges hold up their scorecards
Results from the first day of competition

Saturday saw the men's seeding round get underway, as well as the women's first and second rounds.

In the men's event, it was Russia's Artem Silchenko who pulled off the best dive of the day, scoring 108.30 for his Forward Flying 1 Somersault Pike. Following close behind in second place is Mexican Jonathan Paredes (102.60), and Polish wildcard Kris Kolanus completes the top 3 spots. Gary Hunt, in 4th place, will feel confident of getting back to the top of the podium again on Sunday following a solid first effort (96.90).

Italian wildcard, Alessandro De Rose, was delighted to be performing in front of the local fans: "It was the best feeling of my life, because I am from the south of Italy. The crowd were very passionate, which made me feel some pressure, but the pressure gave me strength. I am looking forward to final and will try my best."

Over in the women's event, Rachelle Simpson leads the way following two beautiful dives which scored her a total of 155.60. Cesilie Carlton (150.15) and Ginger Leigh Huber (150.00), are not far behind and it means that USA women occupy the top three places heading into the final.

Afterwards, Rachelle was in high spirits: "I feel really great. To have a five point lead is a great place to be sitting. Cesilie and I have the same degree of difficulty for tomorrow's dive, so it should be a good competition.

Sunday looks set to be a day of exciting drama on the cliffs of Polignano a Mare, as the men go head-to-head and the Women's World Series Champion will be crowned.

Watch all the action live right here on redbullcliffdiving.com from 4pm CEST.

 

Scores after first rounds:

Men:

1 SILCHENKO Artem RUS 108.30
2 PAREDES Jonathan MEX 102.60
3 KOLANUS Kris POL 98.80
4 HUNT Gary UK 96.90
5 DUQUE Orlando COL 96.90
6 ALDRIDGE Blake UK 95.00
7 COLTURI David USA 95.00
8 NAVRATIL Michal CZE 95.00
9 JONES Andy USA 93.10
10 GUZMAN Sergio MEX 91.20
11 DE ROSE Alessandro ITA 89.30
12 JUNIOR Jucelino BRA 87.40
13 LOBUE Steven USA 83.60
14 WILKER Josè BRA 76.00

Women

SIMPSON Rachelle USA 155.60
CARLTON Cesilie USA 150.15
LEIGH HUBER Ginger USA 150.00
BADER Anna GER 130.65
RICHARD Lysanne CAN 129.70
JIMENEZ Adriana MEX 129.50
NESTSIARAVA Yana BLR 125.90
VALENTE Jacqueline BRA 125.60