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.
Andy Jones (USA) - A tall, versatile athlete who has been competing since 2011. The 30-year-old former Cirque du Soleil performer ended 2015 in 6th place overall.
Artem Silchenko (RUS) - The 2013 World Series champion holds the record for the highest scoring dive ever - 183.00 points. The 32 year old's credo is "I will do everything to win".
Blake Aldridge (GBR) - A finalist at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, 2016 will be his sixth year competing in the World Series. The 33-year-old is known for taking on dives of the highest difficulty.
David Colturi (USA) - A former US national 10m champion who has finished fifth overall for four seasons in a row. The 26-year-old's three-word off-season mantra has been: "Healthy, strong, prepared".
Gary Hunt (GBR) - A 5-time World Series champion who is at the very top of his game. The 31-year-old 'brilliant Brit' is the only diver to have ever performed a running take-off.
Jonathan Paredes (MEX) - The rising star of the World Series, he finished in third place overall in 2015. The 26-year-old's motto is as philosophical as it is ambitious: "Be a better athlete, be a better person."
Michal Navratil (CZE) - 30-year-old "Supratil" – so called because of the Superman-style dives he performs following competitions - is one of cliff diving's most present athletes, having been competing since 2009.
Orlando Duque (COL) - A cliff diving legend who has 13 world titles and two Guinness world records to his name. At the age of 41 he finished in second place overall in 2015.
Sergio Guzman (MEX) - The most recent addition to the permanent diver's line-up became the first wildcard to ever finish on the podium in an event last season. Having just turned 25 he is the youngest of all 10 divers.
Steven Lobue (USA) - The 30-year-old 'turbo-spinner' - he's the only man who does five somersaults in less than three seconds - finished the 2015 season in style with a win in Bilbao.