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.
The athletes reveal what ingredients are needed to earn that magical scorecard
In 2018, during the 10th anniversary season of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series, history was made when Gary Hunt ripped into the Copenhagen harbour and earned the hundredth 10 in the history of the sport. Considering there have been close to 4,000 individual dives in that time, and nearly 20,000 scorecards revealed, it shows just how rare it is to see that magical number rasied by the judges. So what does it take to nail the perfect cliff dive?
"It takes a lot of hard work, everything has to fall into place and the judges have to be in a good mood I think," says Gary Hunt. Former World Champion Artem Silchenko says: "it's one million details, and if one of those is wrong it's already not a 10."
Watch the clip above and find out what is needed to score a perfect 10 in cliff diving.