Women turn up the heat in Italy! – Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series, Round 4

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Written by: Emily at 15 July '13 0
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For the first-ever time, four female athletes competed in the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series last weekend (13th & 14th July), at the beautiful but sweltering location of Lake Garda, Italy. 

Germany’s, Anna Bader gave both the crowd and judges a show-stopping performance, wowing them with her aesthetic tricks off a 20m platform, positioned on the centuries-old walls of the Scaliger Castle.

Anna took first place, telling Red Bull:
“It feels amazing – I’m very happy with my dives. It was a fantastic start for us to be part of this competition and I really enjoyed diving with the other girls. I was nervous but in a very positive way and the crowd gave you great support. I hope we can get more women involved in this sport – and that it’s the platform for more competitions. I’m looking forward now to watching the men and getting inspired!“ 

America’s Ginger Huber took second position while fellow American, Tara Hyer-Tira completed the podium. Canadian diver Stephanie De Lima came in fourth.  Well done ladies…

Over to the men,  and American diver David Colturi. David entertained 18,000 spectators, as he free fell from an intimidating 27m platform on Sunday, taking him to his first-ever Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series win.  Colturi beat fellow American and friend, Steven LoBue  by just 2.40 points! England’s Gary Hunt took third.

On his win, David told Red Bull:
“It couldn’t have happened at a better time or in a better way,” said 24-year-old Colturi. “For my girlfriend to be here, for Steve to be second in this amazing place in Malcesine, on Lake Garda, it’s just a dream come true. You’re never going to win a Red Bull Cliff Diving event without hitting all four dives and that’s been my goal to put together a full list. I’ve had a couple of good ones, like in Boston last year, but it’s finally come together. I’ve got a new dive down too and there’s more to come!”


Women’s results:
1. Anna Bader (GER) 214.70pts
2. Ginger Huber (USA) 207.90
3. Tara Hyer-Tira (USA) 184.55
4. Stephanie De Lima (CAN) 158.10

Men’s results:
1. David Colturi | USA | 469.40pts
2. Steven LoBue | USA | 467.00
3. Gary Hunt | UK | 463.95
4. Michal Navratil | CZE | 448.00
5. Orlando Duque | COL | 427.30
6. Jonathan Paredes | MEX | 417.30
7. Mat Cowen | UK | 399.40
8. Anatoliy Shabotenko | UKR | 336.10
9. Kris Kolanus (wildcard) | POL | 322.95
10. Artem Silchenko | RUS | 249.90
11. Alessandro de Rose (wildcard) | ITA | 242.85
12. Gennadiy Kutsenko (wildcard) | UKR | 226.75
13. Sasha Kutsenko (wildcard) | UKR | 225.40
14. Jorge Ferzuli (wildcard) | MEX | 222.50
15. Blake Aldridge | UK | 220.50

Next Stop: Boston, United States, 25th August





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