Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series: Hunt Still In Lead After Sisikon Switzerland

3,500 spectators gathered at Lake Lucerne in Sisikon, Switzerland to watch Gary Hunt dominate at the second-to-last event of the 2010 Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series.

Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series Switzerland.  Photo: Event HostMounted on an iconic landmark, surrounded by mountains up to 1500m high and towering over Switzerland’s fourth largest lake – the stage for the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series was set at 26.6m in the picturesque village of Sisikon.

Taking the lead after the first round, the 26-year-old Gary Hunt claimed his fourth season victory in Switzerland. His family came to watch their first ever cliff diving competition and seemed to have brought the English weather with them.

“It’s a good feeling having my family here. It’s the first time my mum and my sister have seen me dive live so it makes it even better to have won. It’s a great win for me."

Gary Hunt exposed his mortality by discussing his concerns following his botched dive at the event in Italy.

"After having a little mishap in Italy there were a lot of bad thoughts in my mind – am I going to crumble now when it comes to the final? It feels great to get another win under my belt. I’m in a great place going into the final,” says Hunt.

To everyone's surprise, last year’s Swiss stop winner and victor in Italy, Artem Silchenk, missed his second dive and came in ninth place.

Two divers made it to the final round for the first time this year – Michal Navratil, from Prague, and Frenchman Cyrille Oumedjkane finished fourth and sixth respectively.

Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series Switzerland.  Photo: Event HostAfter the penultimate event, Gary Hunt has an impressive lead of 19 points, in front of Orlando Duque who has 73 pts and Artem Silchenko with 67 pts.

Gary Hunt is just one point away from winning the overall title at the final in Hilo, Hawaii.  However, there are still five athletes who will be fighting for a position in the top six of this year's Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series. 

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