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Cliff Diving World Series: Reigning champ Hunt pulls off stunning comeback to win in La Rochelle

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Cliff Diving World Series: Reigning champ Hunt pulls off stunning comeback to win in La Rochelle

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Britain’s Gary Hunt produced a remarkable comeback to win the La Rochelle stop of the 2016 Red Bull Cliff diving world series – the fourth leg of nine this season.

The five-time cliff diving world champion was trailing in 12th position after two rounds but delivered a stunning display of diving in the final rounds to secure his third victory in a row.

Hunt even produced the hardest dive in the world from Saint Nicolas Tower in the Bay of Biscay, with a Front 3 Somersaults 4 1/2 Twists.

American Andy Jones made it two 2nd place finishes in a row

Czech Republic’s Michal Navratil was third.

Hunt leads the season standings on 710 points, followed by Mexican Jonathan Paredes who was sixth on the day and trails the reigning champ by 180 pts. Jones is third overall on 390 pts.

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