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First Round Photos from Texas

Above the daunting cliffs of Hell's Gate, Orlando Duque takes off from the 27m platform.

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Cesilie Carlton leaps from the women's 21m platform.

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Helena Merten back in action at the place where she made her World Series debut in 2016.

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Wildcard Owen Weymouth spreads his wings on day one.

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Gary Hunt is aiming for his second win of the season in Texas, but will start the final rounds in ninth place.

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American wildcard Tara Hyer-Tira with a backward take-off.

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Alain Kohl dives as an enthusiastic crowd watches from boats, kayaks and paddleboards.

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Jonathan Paredes is aiming for his first podium finish of the season at the place where he last won back in 2016.

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The three American men - Andy Jones, Steven LoBue and David Colturi - looked relaxed up on the platform.

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And it's Colturi who leads the way heading into the final rounds after a superb pair of dives on day one.

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