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.
De Rose returns for Italy while Hunt will now dive under the French flag
This season will see equality for the men and women, with eight permanent divers competing in each category.
For the men, Italy is back on the map as Alessandro De Rose returns to the fold, and France will be featured by one of the sport's biggest figures - the 8-time overall winner of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series, Gary Hunt. A Montreuil-resident for 8 years, the winner of 39 competitions and 66 podium finishes in 79 events for Great Britain will launch into the 12th year hoping to continue his sensational success under the French flag. Will he secure the first ever podium for France?
Watch the clip to see which eight men we'll be seeing at every stop.