Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series 2019 - El Nido, Palawan Island (PHI) - Winning Dive Women

No surprises for the women in the season opener: Three time champion Rhiannan Iffland got off to a flyer in this unspoilt location off the Philippines’ Palawan Island. Yana Nestsiarava from Belarus equalled her best-ever finish in second place, with Canada’s Lysanne Richard completing the podium. Over to the women’s and Iffland, the sport’s most decorated female athlete, surprised herself by winning for the 12th time in 18 events. Sitting in third after two rounds from the rocky launchpads in the Small Lagoon, the 27-year-old showed no nerves with the best dive in the final round to keep her contenders in check and continue her winning form from 21 metres. Under the scorching Philippines sun, it was Belarusian Nestsiarava, the surprise leader before making the way over to the platforms for the more complex dives, who came closest to the Australian. Canada’s Richard, at 37 the most experienced permanent diver in the women’s, secured 3rd place to make it 10 career podiums.

1- Rhiannan Iffland AUS – 329.25pts.
2- Yana Nestsiarava BLR– 319.35
3- Lysanne Richard CAN – 309.70
4- Jessica Macaulay GBR – 304.55
5- Adriana Jimenez MEX – 292.55

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