Red Bull Cliff Diving Submission Success

Three wins out of three for Hunt

Gary Hunt Norway Romina Amato/Red Bull

Britain's Gary Hunt triumphed again in a thrilling Cliff Diving competition in Kragerø, Norway, on Saturday.

12,000 spectators crammed boats to get a view of the action from the platform as Hunt's combined score of 386.45 extended his lead at the top at the midway point of the 2010 World Series.

With rivals Artem Silchenko and Orlando Duque having already completed their third and final dive, and both posting high scores, the pressure was on Hunt, but there is simply no stopping the 26-year-old.

After unleashing his devastating Triple Quad in the second round of diving, Hunt confirmed his third win of the Series with a front quad somersault with one and a half twist pike.

"I’ve very recently come from 10 metre Olympic-style diving and I think that makes my form a little tighter," said Hunt, clutching his prize of a Viking sword.

"It’s been a great start for me, it couldn’t have gone better, but there’s still three competitions left. It’s not in the bag just yet and I’m going to play around with a new dive in the next competition in Italy."

Silchenko, whose score of 355.15 matched his second-placed result achieved previously in Mexico, moved above 2009 Series Champion Duque in the overall standings, but it was still not enough to please the Russian.

"I beat Orlando who’s a great diver but I lose to Gary," said the 26-year-old. "Second place is good but I want to win."

Norwegian wild card Magnus Vigeland, who drew the loudest cheers from a packed crowd, also impressed on his way to claiming seventh, narrowly missing out on a place in the final round.

The battle to make the cut for the last six was particularly tight, with Alain Kohl, achieving a personal best fourth, Steve Black and Slava Polyeshchuk edging out Vigeland, Hassan Mouti and Michal Navratil.

See pictures from Saturday's event and a full rundown of results with the overall standings

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