Romanian olympic diver ends dominance of Gary Hunt | Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series 2019 – Winning Dive Men

Constantin Popovici, Olympic diver from Romania, earned the top score from the jury and put an end to Gary Hunt’s (GBR) winning streak from the 27m platform in one of the closest results to date. America’s David Colturi placed third in an event held with an adjusted format due to cold water. It was the immaculate execution of his final round dive, an inward 4 somersault half twist pike, that earned the 30-year-old his first ever 10, the highest possible score, in the World Series, becoming the 14th man to win an event. Following the Romanian’s second place at the season opener in the Philippines, World Series record winner Gary Hunt expects a very tight race for the 2019 King Kahekili Trophy. The ‘brilliant Brit’ fell short of his 36th win today by just 1.85 points, however he distanced himself from Colturi in third place by 78.6 points in the chilly conditions in Dublin Bay.

1- Constantin Popovici ROU – 454.95pts.
2- Gary Hunt GBR – 453.10
3- David Colturi USA – 374.50
4- Alessandro De Rose (W) ITA – 373.00
5- Blake Aldridge GBR – 365.10

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