If it’s Italy and July, it must be Malcesine, a charming town on a small hill on the north-east side of Lake Garda, Italy’s largest lake. 25,000 people watched it last year. It goes without saying that the crowds will be there again this year… and probably bigger.
The jump-off is spectacular. A high balcony in Scaliger Castle where kings had addressed their people has become a purpose built 27-metre Red Bull launch platform for this spectacular event to be held on Sunday, 24th July. The high diving elite will be intent on presenting their best dives to the avid public.
Can Gary Hunt pull off another victory? Competition will be fierce, but Gary will be more than motivated to tuck this one under his belt.
However, those bewitchingly pale eyes of Artem Silchenko remain fixed on the podium, as does the fiercely competitive spirit of Czech Michal Navrati. Ukranian Slava Polyeshchuk – the most experienced diver in the tournament at the age of 44-years old, is also determined to better his performance this year which has so far seen one podium success and 4 top five results this year. You can’t overlook Alain Kohl either. He celebrated his first podium finish, 3rd place, at La Rochelle and will be determined to follow up this success. And all the others will be clamouring for a podium finish…