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A champion video from Red Bull’s Cliff Diving event last weekend

The video says it all really, but what is for sure is that this, the first of the Red Bull Cliff Diving events, will certainly not go down in the records as an easy one. It started with a rappel onto the diving platform, continued with difficult conditions for the divers with waves and choppy seas below them, and ended with the long haul back up to the top of the fort via an ancient and very long tunnel.

It was a great weekend for Orlando Duque, to be first on the podium after having to sit out last year because of an injury. Well done!

The Triumphant Three

The results of the Red Bull Cliff Diving 2012 Corsica weekend were as follows:

1. Orlando Duque | COL | 462.00 pts
2. Steven LoBue | USA | 455.00 pts
3. Michal Navratil | CZE | 385.85 pts
4. Gary Hunt | UK | 382.80 pts
5. Cyrille Oumedjkane | FRA | 362.90 pts
6. Kent De Mond | USA | 355.10 pts
7. Anatoliy Shabotenko (wildcard) | UKR | 353.30 pts
8. Artem Silchenko | RUS | 328.75 pts
9. Hassan Mouti (wildcard) | FRA | 262.00 pts DNF
10. Alain Kohl | LUX | 247.40 pts
11. David Colturi | USA | 240.30 pts
12. Jorge Ferzuli | MEX | 160.20 pts DNF
13. Blake Aldridge | UK | 79.20 pts DNF
14. Kyle Mitrione (wildcard) | USA | 61.20 pts DNF

The competition begins and the next event is in Norway: 11 days 20 hours 43 minutes and some seconds… obviously this is a countdown! 7th July is the date and I will be in South Africa, but keeping an eye on it nonetheless…

 

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