Red Bull Cliff Diving Submission Success

Prepare for take-off

Gary Hunt Mexico Ray Demski/Red Bull

Not content with three wins to his name already this year, Gary Hunt is to push the boundaries of cliff diving even further this Sunday at the fourth stop of the 2010 World Series in Polignano a Mare, Italy.

The Briton revealed in his blog that he would be adding a running take-off in a bid to add an extra twist to his third and final dive, the forward quad with one and a half twists.

Hunt's Triple Quad – the hardest dive in the entire competition and the one he usually reserves for the second round – has propelled him to the top of the Series rankings at the halfway stage.

But, just two weeks after his third successive win in Norway confirmed his position as the world's best high diver, the 26-year-old is ready to try something different.

There is no better place to practice a new dive than Polignano a Mare, the southern Italian town that doubles up as the birthplace of the creator of Volare, Domenico Modugno, and a favourite destination of many cliff divers.

With temperatures likely to exceed 30°C, and a crowd expected to be in excess of 30,000, the 12 competitors will dive off a private rooftop terrace into the sea.

It's cliff diving live in your living room, although if your living room doesn't happen to be the one being used by the divers, and you can't make it to the beach, then you can follow all of the action on www.redbullcliffdiving.com.

For more information about the fourth stop in the 2010 World Series visit our event page.

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