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.
Fellow divers pay tribute to the recently retired Colombian legend
Orlando Duque bid farewell to competitive cliff diving at the end of the 2019 season, bringing to a close an unforgettable and illustrious career.
The Colombian legend not only wowed fans around the world with his stunning aerial acrobatics, but he also left a lasting impression on his fellow cliff divers, for whom he paved the way in this majestic sport.
In the clip above, the athletes describe the man in their own words, highlighting his qualities as an athlete, ambassador and all round great guy.