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Australia’s Rhiannan Iffland wins Red Bull Cliff Diving in Portugal

July 12, 2016 Sports No Comments Email Email

Rock solid cliff divers master the elements off volcanic island. Australian Rhiannan Iffland leads the pack after the second stop on the women’s Red Bull Cliff Diving calendar, ahead of fellow Aussie, Helena Merten, in 3rd place on overall standings. Once again Garry Hunt leads in the men’s division.

Rhiannan Iffland - Action - Red Bull Cliff Diving

In the women’s 20m competition, 24-year-old Rhiannan Iffland (AUS), continued to defy her wildcard status, cruising past her more experienced rivals with another impressive display, proving her skills this time from the rocks as well as the platform. Lysanne Richard from Montreal (CAN) grabbed the second spot on the podium thanks to a truly spectacular final round dive which earned a score of 104.00 – the highest ever for a single dive in the women’s competition. The experienced Ginger Huber (USA) rounded out the top three with another solid performance, a repeat of her third-place finish here last year.

“I have no words to explain, to be honest. Obviously I’m overly happy and I’m very grateful for this beautiful place. I enjoyed it so much, that’s all I can say at this moment” Rhiannan Iffland, AUS

In the Women’s World Series overall standings, 24-year-old Iffland soars into a clear lead with the maximum of 400.00pts. after two of seven competitions, followed by today’s runner-up Lysanne Richard and by the World Series’ youngest-ever athlete Helena Merten from Australia’s Gold Coast.

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