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Cliff diving: Hunt wins Wales round


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Cliff diving: Hunt wins Wales round

Gary Hunt of Great Britain remains on track to win a fourth straight world cliff diving title after winning the sixth stop of the circuit at the Blue Lagoon diving hole in Wales.

The 29 year old was fifth before the final dive but he sealed the victory courtesy of a back triple somersault with four twists.

The 6.3 degree of difficulty propelled him to the top of the podium with 176.40 points.

A mere 1.65 points behind in second was Russia’s Artem Silchenko who was leading after three dives but slipped into the runners up spot after his last attempt with a difficulty level of 5.6.

Colombia’s Orlando Duque who this year became the very first World high dive champion rounded off the podium in third.

Hunt now leads Silchenko in the overall title race by 120 points with Duque third a further 40 points adrift with two rounds remaining in Brazil and Thailand.

The next stop takes place in Rio de Janeiro on 28 September while the season finale is in the Province de Krabi, Thailand on 26 October.

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