Artem Silchenko picked up exactly where he left off in France after racing into the lead during the first round and with an almost perfect execution of his blind-entry dive. The 29-year-old Russian took the highest score for a single dive as well as his second successive win in Denmark.
27,000 spectators witnessed the cliff diving masterclass from the 28m-stage on top of the Copenhagen Opera House in a spine-tingling competition. Never before in a World Series competition have the judges awarded four tens for a single dive; Silchenko’s total competition score of 522.40 points is a record high as well. Gary Hunt threw himself into second position while Cliff Diving legend Orlando Duque came home in third.
After two chilly stops in France and Denmark, it’s now less than a week until the next stop in the warmer climes of Azores on June 29.