Gary Hunt shocked people by jumping from 88.5 feet or 27 metres in the third Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series event of the season in Athens. 26 years old, Gary Hunt takes top honors by jumping from 88.5 feet into the waters at sunken Lake of Vouliagmeni on 22 May 2011, Sunday. The event was watched by approximately 9,000 spectators. The Southampton-born diver, Gary Hunt earned a sum of 471.15 points by completing the hardest dive of the day, and performing a successful triple quad.
Gary Hunt and 11 other professional divers are presently competing for the big cliff diving crown. After three rounds, the win moved to Hunt, who got nine more points from the winner of first two rounds named – Duque, in Chile and Mexico. The judgment was taken on the position of divers in the air and water entry. Russian Artem Silchenko got 447.10 points and Michal Navratil from Czechoslovakia got 421.31 points in Greece.
Next stop of Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series is La Rochelle in France on 18 June, then in Malcesine, Italy, Boston in the US and lastly Yalta in Ukraine on 4 September. Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series is scheduled to happen in seven locations around the world. Five experts selected the 12 top-flight divers for this competition.