Gary Hunt fails in bid for fourth Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series crown (From Hampshire Chronicle)
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Gary Hunt fails in bid for fourth Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series crown
2:26pm Saturday 26th October 2013 in Sport
Gary Hunt’s reign as undisputed king of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series is over.
The Southampton ace, who was bidding for a fourth consecutive title, was trumped by series leader Artem Silchenko at the final event in southern Thailand.
The Russian secured the title in spectacular style, his final dive awarded the highest score of the competition and earning the 29-year-old first place in the Krabi Province stop-off.
Hunt, who came fourth, ended the campaign second in the overall standings 50 points (1,030-980) behind Silchenko.
“I woke up today feeling great and was ready for a good battle,” said Hunt. “Artem has dived very well throughout the whole competition; with eight dives you have to be consistent.”
On the victor’s final dive Hunt added: “I love looking at that dive of Artem’s and I wanted to see it go down like that and that’s exactly what happened, so hats-off and a big congratulations to him.”
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