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Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series 2016 - Best Moments - La Rochelle, FRA

The fourth stop of the 2016 Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series saw the world's best divers make a return to La Rochelle, where the competition made its debut back in 2009, as another classic battle unfolded from the 27 metre platform on the Saint Nicolas Tower. Gary Hunt recovered from a below average start to thrill the 70,000 strong crowd with a typically stunning display of diving, while Andy Jones and Michal Navratil continued their impressive form with 2nd and 3rd place respectively. Watch the clip and enjoy all the best moments from an exciting day in the Bay of Biscay. © Red Bull Media House

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Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series 2016 - Teaser - La Rochelle, FRA

Following on from a thrilling competition at the mid-Atlantic cliffs in the Azores, the men will make a return to mainland Europe for the fourth stop of the 2016 Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series. La Rochelle will once again be the historic setting as the world's best divers battle it out in front of record-breaking crowds, who are sure to provide a pulsating atmosphere. Watch the clip and get a taste of the action that awaits.   © Red Bull Media House

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Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series 2016 - Teaser - Azores, POR

Diving from up to 28m with no protection other than concentration, skill, and physical control; in less than three seconds reaching speeds in excess of 85km/h, and punctuated by awe-inspiring tricks – that's the essence of cliff diving. Diving directly off the cliff face is a whole different ball game – for the season's most pure stop the planet's finest male and female divers will return to the so-called Princess Ring on Portugal's Azores next Saturday.   © Red Bull Media House

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Cliff Diving The Worlds Largest Waterfall: Victoria Falls

►CLICK for the full story behind their adventure: http://win.gs/DivingVictoriaFalls Cliff Divers Orlando Duque and Jonathan Paredes went in search of a challenge - and found it at Victoria Falls (Southern Africa), one of the seven natural wonders of the world. _ Experience the world of Red Bull like you have never seen it before. With the best action sports clips on the web and original series, prepare for your "stoke factor" to be at an all time high. Watch Red Bull TV: http://win.gs/WatchRBTV See into our world: http://goo.gl/J49U Red Bull on Facebook: http://win.gs/redbullfb Red Bull on Twitter: http://win.gs/redbulltwitter Subscribe to Red Bull on Youtube: http://win.gs/SubToRedBull Subscribe to the Red Bulletin: http://win.gs/TheRedBulletin Sign up for our Newsletter here: http://win.gs/RedBullNewsletter

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Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series 2015 – Event Clip – Bilbao, Spain

The iconic Guggenheim Museum served as the fitting backdrop for the 50th stop of what has become the sport’s most prestigious series of competitions since its introduction in 2009. A ground-breaking season which has broken point records more than once and seen the highest diving complexity in seven years was topped with the coronation of England’s Gary Hunt as 5-time World Series champion. In Saturday’s 2015 showdown, Steven LoBue thrilled Bilbao and took his first season victory after a difficult year in which he hit the platform during the 2nd stop and a 6th place as the best result until today. With only 10.80pts. between the leader and 7th position after the first three dives, the fourth and final round stirred up the ranking and washed Orlando Duque onto the podium for the 6th time this year and made for a top result for former Olympian Blake Aldridge. © Red Bull Media House

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Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series 2015 – Event Clip – Polignano a Mare, Italy

With an immaculate display of dives, Gary Hunt, the season’s dominating athlete, scored highest in each of the day’s three rounds and bettered his own point record by 14.30 points to an all-time high score of 548.20 points. Literally skipping to first place, the ‘brilliant Brit’ settled old scores with the venue in Italy’s south by successfully performing a running take-off. The World Series’ most experienced athlete – 41-year-old Orlando Duque (480.20pts.) – secured this year’s fifth podium finish on second to keep his closest competitor in check. Mexico’s style master Jonathan Paredes (477.85pts.) defied the odds of the final round’s lowest degree of difficulty by completing the podium in Italy.  After the second-to-last competition the fight in the overall rankings gets tighter as only the season’s best six athletes will be granted a permanent spot in a 2016 Series. Behind the leading trio of Hunt, Duque and Paredes, five athletes are battling it out with Andy Jones (530pts.) sitting in the longed for sixth spot. Can Russia’s Artem Silchenko (410pts.), the leader after the seeding round, or Czech’s Michal Navratil (400pts.) push the American off his position in the final stop of the 2015 season? © Red Bull Media House

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Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series 2015 – Teaser – Polignano a Mare, Italy

While Polignano a Mare is the penultimate stop for the men’s 2015 World Series, where a tight battle for the top overall places will continue, for the female cliff divers this beautiful town in southern Italy will see the crowning of a champion. After the women’s first 20m off-the-cliff competition in Azores, wildcard Cesilie Carlton and fellow American Rachelle Simpson are tied in first place – everything will be decided in the women’s season final. The heat is on in the men’s category after Mexico’s Jonathan Paredes engraved his name onto the elite list of competition winners in the previous stop, breaking Gary Hunt’s winning streak from almost three times the Olympic height. Only one point behind Colombian legend Orlando Duque in the overall standings, the 26-year-old is encouraged to step it up once again approaching the business end of the year.  © Red Bull Media House ****************************************­************ ► Abonnieren/subscribe: http://goo.gl/8XgSFa ► Facebook: http://goo.gl/plspsr ****************************************­************ Während Polignano a Mare erst der vorletzte Stop für die Männer der World Series 2015 ist – wo der Wettkampf um die besten Plätze in der Gesamtwertung weitergehen wird – wartet der Tour Stop in dem wunderschönen Städtchen in Süditalien bereits mit dem Finale der Damen auf. Nach dem Wettbewerb auf den Azoren, welcher die ersten Sprünge der Frauen von 20 Metern bot, stehen die Wildcard-Gewinnerin Cesilie Carlton und Rachelle Simpson, beide aus den USA, punktgleich auf Platz 1: Alles wird sich im großen Finale der Frauen entscheiden. Und auch die Kategorie der Männer wurde beim letzten Halt aufgemischt als sich der Mexikaner Jonathan Paredes den ersten Platz holte und somit die Siegesserie des Briten Gary Hunt beendete. Der 26-jährige Mexikaner ist somit sehr motiviert mit der kolumbianischen Legende Orlando Duque um den zweiten Platz in der Gesamtwertung zu kämpfen. Die beiden trennt momentan nur ein Punkt.  © Red Bull Media House

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Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series 2015 – Event Clip – Azores, Portugal

After the competition’s Seeding Round off the ‘Snakehead’ rock on Friday, the 31-year-old ‘Brilliant Brit’ was positioned only 12th but recovered to rack up a haul of 471.80 points to win for the fifth time in a row. And although the English winning streak continued, Mexico’s rising star Jonathan Paredes (450.90pts) – the youngest athlete in the World Series at 25 years of age – pushed the champion closer than anyone else has done so far this season, achieving 10s from the judges for two of his dives. For the first time in his World Series career, and in his 16th World Series competition, America’s Andy Jones (412.90pts) finished on the podium after four rounds of cliff diving – two from the rocks and two from the platform. In the overall standings, Gary Hunt leapt to a total of 1,000 points, with Colombia’s Orlando Duque, who missed the final after losing his head-to-head duel with Jones, and former Olympian Blake Aldridge, from England, tied in second (590pts). With three more competitions to come, Jonathan Paredes (449pts) and David Colturi (430pts), from the USA, complete the top five. © Red Bull Media House

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