Cliff diving is always spectacular, but it has never been done with a backdrop like this.
Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series contestants dived from a purpose-built 27-meter platform in the middle of Sydney Harbour. With the Harbor Bridge and his House of Opera in the background, an equally breathtaking dive was made.
Champion Australian Rhiannon Iffland returned home like a fairy tale to win the inaugural Sydney leg and underscore his status as world number one.
Newcastle-born Ifrand won his sixth straight world title in his last Tour in Bari, Italy in September, finishing first with 387.75 points, while the high-dive spectacle beat Australia. I visited here for the first time.
She placed Canadian youngster Molly Carlson in second place and Eleanor Smart of the United States in third.
After accepting the trophy named after the legendary King of Hawaii from Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair overlooking Sydney Harbour, Ifland, 31, said, “This is my sixth title and it really is. It’s something special.
“I’m really speechless. Regardless of today’s result, I knew I was going in and picking up the King Kahekili trophy, so I think it took the pressure off a little bit.
“But I still had work to do. I wanted to put on a really good show in front of my home crowd. I managed to pull it off. It’s another one on the list.” one item.”
In the men’s event, French diver Gary Hunt won the event for a record-breaking 10th time ahead of Britain’s Aidan Heslop and Romania’s Katalin Preda.
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-10-16/rhiannon-iffland-wins-spectacular-sydney-harbour-cliff-diving/101540446 Rhiannon Ifrand Wins Spectacular Sydney Harbor Cliff Diving Event