Latest Update...31st May 2013
Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series Round 1 - La Rochelle
The impact, it’s said, is like smashing into a brick wall. As your body free-falls through the air into the water 27 metres below, you become a human projectile, travelling at 50mph. Just watching videos of the first event in the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series (now in its fifth year) at La Rochelle in France is enough to give you vertigo.
Yet as Russian Artem Silchenko lifted his trophy on Saturday (a model of the 600-year-old tower he had just rather elegantly leapt from), he did so to the sound of 70,000 roaring fans.