Cliff divers leap from Beirut landmark in international tour

Credit: Reuters Studio
Published on July 16, 2019 - Duration: 01:10s

Cliff divers leap from Beirut landmark in international tour

Cliff divers used to competing in isolated spots have been leaping into the Mediterranean in bustling Beirut, the first time the Lebanese capital's landmark Raouche Rock has hosted an international contest.

Rough cut (no reporter narration)

Advertisement

Cliff divers leap from Beirut landmark in international tour

The towering rock, also known as Pigeons Rock, is an enduring symbol of a city where many other landmarks were destroyed by the 1975-90 civil war.

Briton Gary Hunt won the men's competition on Sunday (July 14), becoming the first diver in the series history to receive a perfect 10 score from each of the five judges.

In the women's contest, Australia's Rhiannan Iffland, 27, scored her sixth consecutive win of this series.

The competition - watched by hundreds of spectators - was the fifth of this year's Red Bull Cliff Diving Series that began its 11th season in April on El Nido island in the Philippines and winds up in Bilbao, Spain in September.

You are here

Recent related videos from verified sources

Divers compete in jumping off 27-metre cliff platform in Crimea 00:50
Credit: euronews (in English) - Published on August 12, 2019 

You might like