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.
Australian debutant, Rhiannan Iffland, burst onto the scene in style and made a name for herself. Afterwards she said, "today it’s a huge honour for me to be here and compete with the best girls in the world."
The Czech diver, nicknamed 'Supratil', floated like a butterfly and stung his rivals with an immaculate display in rounds one and two. He said, "I am absolutely happy about it and super satisfied with this first day."
All the best images from an eventful opening day at Possum Kingdom Lake
The first day of the 2016 Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series certainly belonged to the underdogs. After a day of sunshine and surprises it was Michal Navratil and Rhiannan Iffland who led the way ahead of their more fancied rivals. Scroll through the gallery and enjoy all the best shots from an entertaining kick-off in Texas.
Watch It Live
The final will be LIVE on June 4 from 7.20 PM GMT on www.redbullcliffdiving.com and Red Bull TV. Red Bull TV is available on connected TVs, gaming consoles, mobile devices and more. Find out more at about.redbull.tv
If you miss the event or simply want to watch all the action again, the replay will be available on demand a few minutes after the event.
Note that the live webcast and replay is geo-blocked in the US due to an exclusive broadcast deal with FOX Sports. The event will air on FS1 at 12pm (ET) on July 09.