Red Bull Cliff Diving 2010: Gary Hunt Wins in La Rochelle
The sport's most distinguished series - the 2010 Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series - kicked off with its first event in La Rochelle. Gary Hunt claimed the win after diving 27.50 meters into freezing cold water before 50,000 spectators.
Diver Gary Hunt was declared the winner in La Rochelle after performing the most advanced dive and starting season II of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series the way he ended it last time – by winning.
Gary Hunt scored three tens for his last dive, which brought him to an overall total of 390.10 points.
“To finish ahead of Orlando Duque is great, he's the one we're all chasing," said Gary Hunt. "I went with a very difficult dive in the second round and in the third was happy with how I hit. The competition is great this year and I think after La Rochelle that it can get much better."
The new 2010 competition format – only the top six after the first two heats advance to the finals – stacked on the pressure.
At single-digit outside temperatures and strong winds, the divers could barely walk after plunging into the icy water.
After a great event in La Rochelle, the next stop of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series 2010 will be held in Yucatán, Mexico on June 6.
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