Maria Paula Quintero

Colombia

Maria Paula Quintero

Colombia

Talking about a new era in the growing sport of cliff diving, one name needs to be highlighted: Maria Paula Quintero.

Orlando Duque's mentee, the 19-year-old was the newcomer of the previous season. Six appearances as a wildcard in the World Series in 2019, one ended on an Italian podium to make her the youngest female diver to finish in the top 3.

To top her most successful year yet off, the 2000-born became the youngest diver ever to secure a spot in the permanent divers' line-up. Hailing from Cali, the hometown of the sport's ponytailed legend, Colombia will be represented in this evolving sport even after Duque's retirement.