Brit wins leg of Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series

Death defying Gary Hunt takes gold in Portugal - see some spectacular dive pictures here…

Last weekend, ten daredevils completed life threatening jumps off a 27-metre platform for the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series in Portugal. British diver Gary Hunt claimed gold in the heat, by completing a perfect backdrop into the ocean.

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Hundreds of spectators packed into boats at Vila Franca do Campo islet offshore from São Miguel in the Azores, cheered on Southampton-born Hunt, who was the youngest diver in the competition.

Hunt was thrilled with his performance: “I am ecstatic!” said the athlete, “I have been trying really hard. It has just been so tough this season.

“My last dive was good, I saw some nines up there and it felt like I went through the water nicely.”

The next stop in the competition is at Lake Garda, Northern Italy, in two weeks time.

Visit Lake Garda with Radio Times Travel and catch the next cliff diving heat, see here for more details

RESULTS STOP 3, AZORES
1. Gary Hunt | UK | 481.05
2. Orlando Duque | COL | 451.70
3. Jonathan Paredes | MEX | 431.00
4. Artem Silchenko | RUS | 429.40
5. Michal Navratil | CZE | 402.90
6. Andy Jones (wildcard) | USA | 402.55
7. Blake Aldridge | UK | 388.55
8. David Colturi | USA | 376.70
9. Steven LoBue | USA | 295.40
10. Mat Cowen | UK | 267.90
11. Anatoliy Shabotenko | UKR | 251.90
12. Jorge Ferzuli (wildcard) | MEX | 254.00
13. Eber Pava (wildcard) | COL | 245.40
14. Kent De Mond (wildcard) | USA | 136.80

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Visit Lake Garda with Radio Times Travel and catch the next cliff diving heat, see here for more details