Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series‎ 2010 – Gary Hunt of Britain Wins

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Gary Hunt from Britain won the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series‎ 2010 final that took place its showdown at the Kawainui Falls on Hawaii’s Big Island on September 12. Athlete Gary Hunt becomes new ‘undisputed‘ champ of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series following the triumphant in the France, Mexico, Norway and Switzerland, and runner-up in final at Hawaii.

Gary Hunt

Over the weekend, Gary Hunt was crowned as the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series champion at the final leg of the tournament in Hawaii. In spite of finishing second to prevail champion Orlando Duque from Colombia in the final showdown, Hunt was the usually winner with four wins out of possible six.


Last year comes in to closing to level of wining; Hunt missed out on the title by good feature of the Colombian’s higher number of wins.

Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series is a high diving set-up. In the series the divers offer for their three planned dives the day before the competition. The dives shall include one vital dive of a maximum degree of difficulty of 3.6 and two possible dives assigned a degree of difficulty totaled from the High Diving Alliance table. There are five high diving judges judged all dives and declare the total score for each dive. For the final, top six divers will qualify. After three rounds, according to six divers’ cumulative scores in the final, they will be ranked.

From all around the world, many competitors took part in the difficult diving platforms competition including Kragero in Norway, La Rochelle in France and Yucatán in Mexico. The 2010 Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series grand final was hosted at the sport’s birthplace in the Kawainui Falls. For the 2011 series, the top six athletes automatically will qualify.

The final event held at outside of Hilo, Hawaii at the scenic Kawainui Falls. Columbia based Orlando Duque who currently lives in Hawaii won the competition of the day with 396.90 pts, however it was not sufficient to overtake Great Britain’s Gary Hunt in the final standings. Hunt completed first overall (109), Duque taking second (94) and Russia’s Artem Silchenko (80) in third. Hunt and Silchenko completed the event and arrived in second place and third place with 387.30 pts and 380.10 pts.

After winning the leg, Hunt said, “It’s great, I’m speechless. I only had to do one dive to get the title but now it’s really starting to sink in.” Hunt has assured that he will improve his running skill during the off-season and resembling the World Series competition he has dominated. So he will definitely come back even stronger in 2011.

Organizers declared over 20,000 miles have been travelled throughout the competition as well as 200 three-second flights and 17, 263.45 points awarded.

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