At the second stop of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series 2017, it was all about the moto back to the roots.
The cliff divers had to jump directly off the cliffs. The volcanic rocks in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean were the perfect playground and a stunning location. Both last year’s World Series winners and the previous stop winners 2 weeks ago at the Irish Inis Mor, Rhiannan Iffland (AUS) and Gary Hunt (GBR), travelled with injuries on to the Azores.
At the first two rounds on Saturday, the two favourites Iffland and Hunt struggled and ended at the last place. At the second competition day, both showed their incredible skills and moved up at the standings. Gary even finished third and Rhiannan finished fifth.
It was the Cliff Diving legend Orlando Duque who secured the Men’s title. The American Steven LoBue finished second and Gary Hunt finished third.
At the Women’s competition it was the Mexican Adriana Jimenez who claimed her first ever Red Bull Cliff Diving win. The Australian Helena Merten finished second and the German Anna Bader completed the podium with the third place.