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Drama and delight in Bilbao

A crowd of 60,000 fans turned out in Bilbao to cheer on the world's best divers.

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Everyone was expecting another masterclass from champion Gary Hunt, but it wasn't to be as he missed out on the final 8 for the first time this year.

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The clouds also gathered on Jonathan Paredes' podium hopes, although the Mexican did secure a 3rd place finish overall.

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Pure drama - in one of the tightest finishes ever, only 10.80pts separated the top 7 going into the final dive.

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Roared on by his passionate Spanish and Colombian fans, Orlando Duque leapt into 2nd place, and also secured the same position in the overall standings.

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After a bit of an up and down year, Blake Aldridge saved his best for last in Bilbao...

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"My back twist at the end was just unbelievable" - The Brit was back in brilliant form, and a podium finish was in sight.

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Steven LoBue, racked with injury all season, put the bad memories behind him and thrilled Bilbao with some awesome diving.

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There was a nervous moment for Blake and Steven, as Sergio Guzman threatened their positions on the podium...

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But the Mexican wildcard missed his final dive and LoBue, Duque and Aldridge could begin their celebrations.

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But this was also Gary Hunt's day, as the "Brilliant Brit" collected his 5th World Series title in seven years.

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At one with the water...Gary makes one last splash to celebrate in the place he loves most.

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See you next year, boys! The top 6 all qualify automatically for the 2016 World Series.

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