Motorsports, football or B.A.S.E. jumping, every discipline has its hero. For cliff diving, Orlando Duque is that man!
Orlando started out diving in swimming pools but quickly became tired of the regimented scene... diving off cliffs seemed more of a challenge! With an extraordinary natural talent, Orlando has won eleven world titles in total. That total is made up of being a six times World Cup winner, three times World Champions WHDF champion, winner of the Barcelona FINA World Championships and champion of Red Bull Cliff Diving.
The Duke has also been immortalised in the film 9 Dives, which includes the highest jump of his career to date – a 34-metre descent off a bridge in Italy. Duque has also made it into the Guinness Book of World Records on two occasions, one of them when he achieved a perfect 10 at the 2000 world championships.
When not leaping from the world’s most gnarly cliffs, Orlando lives in Hawaii, no doubt plotting his next epic feat...Read more