Red Bull Cliff Diving to return to the Azores

By TPN/Lusa, in World · 14-02-2019 10:27:00 · 1 Comments

The Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series is to return to the Portuguese Azores archipelago on 21 and 22 June, to stage the event on the Islet of Vila Franca do Campo, organisers said on Tuesday.

This is the eighth time the cliff dives take place at this location, according to a press release of the event, which said that the “distinguishing mark” of the Portuguese competition “lies in the fact that only at this stage the athletes have the opportunity to dive straight from the cliffs as the pioneers did in Hawaii almost 250 years ago.”

In 2019, the event achieved a 10-year milestone and the Azorean stage “remains firm in the calendar” and is the “oldest of the circuit.”

This year two “legends” are absent from the race: Colombia’s Orlando Duque and US Ginger Huber, however, they will have the opportunity to return since they received ‘wildcards’ status in some stages.


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