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The Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series 2013 held this year at Hong Island in Thailand’s Krabi Province. Russian Artem Silchenko is the new Red Bull Cliff Diving champion.    Image © Dean TremlRed Bull Cliff Diving

Above image: The 2,500 people lucky enough to have got tickets watched Friday’s first round, which featured the UK’s Mat Cowen (and a unique take-off position).



Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series 2013

The flying front – as perfected by Artem Silchenko! Dean Treml/Red Bull Cliff Diving

The 29-year-old’s first World Series title was secured in sensational style on Saturday with the last 27-metre cliff dive of the 2013 season – a back armstand with two and a half twists, two and a half somersaults, and a blind entry.

“I cannot believe it – at this moment it is pure emotion and there is nothing really you can say,” said Silchenko immediately after being awarded the winner’s trophy. “I’m starting to understand that I’m the best high diver for 2013 and that has always been my dream. Now I have it! It’s a beautiful dive, close to my best one and I felt it under water. I started diving in 2006 and I’ve come a long way! This is my fifth season in the World Series and I have been training and working hard for this moment.”

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American wildcard Kent De Mond in action. Romina Amato/Red Bull Cliff Diving

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Michal Navratil spots the water amid what appears to be a sea of green. Romina Amato/Red Bull Cliff Diving

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Wang Long Bay on Phi Phi Don hosted the first of a total of eight rounds of cliff diving in an epic finale to the World Series. Dean Treml/Red Bull Cliff Diving

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Jonathan Paredes is in joint first place after receiving a score of 102.60 points for his first dive. Romina Amato/Red Bull Cliff Diving

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Cyrille Oumedjkane, and the 13 other divers, will be back in action for the next three rounds of competition on Tuesday. Romina Amato/Red Bull Cliff Diving

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For the first round of required dives, the Degree of Difficulty was capped at 3.8. Dean Treml/Red Bull Cliff Diving

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