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.
Just when his rivals thought they were beginning to make up some ground on the champion, Gary Hunt takes things to a whole new level with his new hardest dive in the world, the 'double in, double out'. It is a running 3 somersaults with 4 1/2 twists, and with a DD of 6.4 it is the most difficult dive in the history of the sport.
The Brit didn't quite nail it at his first attempt in Texas, but knowing his drive and passion to push the sport to new heights, it won't be long before we see him unleash this weapon again. And once he fine tunes it, will anyone be able to stop him?
Watch the clip and see the dive in all its glory, while the man himself explains what it takes to pull off such an incredible feat.