‘Brilliant Brit’ takes second consecutive win in France
70,000 spectators, winds up to 60kph and 12 athletes competitive to the core – La Rochelle added a few more superlatives to its collection during the 4th stop of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series, while Gary Hunt (GBR) lead the dozen of high divers who defied the harsh conditions in the early evening hours on Saturday, June 18. Friday prevented take-off from the 27.5m platform and thus the competition was decided in three rounds.
The venue in the Bay of Biscay staged the midway stop of the 2011 edition, presented a new face on the podium – Alain Kohl from Luxembourg made his first appearance in the top three and followed Michal Navratil in third place – and stirred up the overall standings. Reigning champion Hunt pulls further ahead in the overall rankings and leads the Series into the second half.