60,000 Italian fans watch Cliff Divers’ elite | Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series 2019 - Polignano a Mare (ITA) - Best Moments

England's Gary Hunt and Rhiannan Iffland of Australia stretched their lead at the top of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series standings with two wide-margin victories in Polignano a Mare. Last year’s champions keep on dominating the series after theirs victories in Polignano a Mare, where world’s top cliff divers took off from private balconies and were welcomed by 60,000 Italian fans. Securing her 14th victory in 20 events, Iffland remains unbeaten in her preferred location in the last three years. With Sunday’s podium-topping performance the 27-year-old equaled the record winning streak – four across seasons – held already by Rachelle Simpson (USA). Also, the sport’s most decorated athlete made it a hat-trick of victories from the 21m platform this season after winning both of the previous stops. In the men’s a sensational final dive gave Gary Hunt a runaway victory at the third stop of the season. After winning in 2015 and 2018, the Brit marked the 75th World Series competition – in which he has competed at every one – with his third win in this beautiful location. Trailing Mexico's Jonathan Paredes going into the final round in Polignano a Mare, the 34-year-old stepped on the gas and delivered a brilliant final dive that fired him to victory by a huge 50 point margin. Andy Jones from the US finished in 2nd place, half a point ahead of Czech Michal Navratil, who completed the top three with a first ever podium in Italy.

Standings (after 3 of 7 stops)

1- Gary Hunt GBR – 400pts.
2- Andy Jones USA – 220
3- Kris Kolanus POL – 200
4- Jonathan Paredes MEX – 190
5- Michal Navratil CZE – 170

1- Rhiannan Iffland AUS – 400pts.
2- Yana Nestsiarava BLR– 290
3- Lysanne Richard CAN – 240
4- Jessica Macaulay GBR – 200
5- Maria Paula Quintero (W) COL – 160

Les coups de coeur