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.
Iffland: "I always love a challenge and that's one thing I love about this sport, the different locations and the different scenarios that we are put into to figure where is good to dive and what not."
Duque: "Rhiannan is a multiple World Series Champion, I mean she is just awesome. Even watching her here in this kind of tricky location she is doing awesome dives all the time."
Iffland: "It’s my first time on a camel. To come out here in the desert and escape the hustle and bustle of the city downtown near the step well feels amazing."
Duque: "I just recently finished my competitive career. When you are in competition you are really focused, but here you get to immerse yourself into everything: the culture, the food, the people.
Iffland: "I really didn't know what to expect coming here to India, but I really like it."
Duque: "The main challenge of diving in a location like this is a small area for landing. You have to make sure you are right in the centre of it."
Iffland: "I have not really experienced anything similar to India. It's got its own flavour and it's so busy but the people at the same time are so peaceful."
Duque: "You have to adapt to whatever conditions there are, here for example the small place and the tricky location. That makes it really exciting."
Iffland: "I love to do projects with Orlando because he might not realise it but I am actually learning a lot from him. And he is a great person to be around and even diving and travelling with him is so much fun."
Iffland: "It was challenging diving here. The visuals were quite different and there wasn't really much room for error at all."
Duque: "We took some tuk-tuks around the city; it’s just beautiful. All these narrow walkways where you can go through, there are beautiful houses on both sides."
Iffland: "The local market was organised chaos really. But it's super nice."