Agios Nikolaos Cliff Diving Competition


Startlist - Women

Helena Merten - Australia

Age: 22 

 

High diving since: 3 years

 

How I got into high diving: I came as an acrobat to perform in a show and ended up learning some high diving along the way.

 

Other hobbies: Circus, Surfing and Scuba Diving

 

Achievements: 2nd Fina High Diving Worldcup 2016, 4th Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series 2016 overall 

Anna Bader - Germany

Age: 33

 

High diving since: 12 years

 

How I got into high diving: Through friends and coincidences in life

 

Other hobbies: Circus performance and reading books

 

Achievements: Bronze medal in the FINA World Championships 2013, many times WHDF European Champion, 2nd place overall Red Bull World Series 2014

Rhiannan Iffland - Australia

Age: 25

 

High diving since: 2 years

 

How I got into high diving: Through friends and from working on cruise ships.

 

Other hobbies: Surfing, scuba diving, trampoline

 

Achievements: Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series leader 2016

Eleanor Smart - USA

Age: 21

 

High diving since: 1 year 

 

How I got into high diving: I dove in my first competition when I was five years old and fell in love with the sport. After retiring I knew I wasn’t done with diving and stumbled upon high diving. My best friend invited me to go cliff diving, I hesitantly said yes, and have been doing it ever since!

 

Achievements: Junior and Senior National Qualifier, NCAA Qualifier, NCAA National Champion

Antonina Vyshyvanova - Ukraine

Age: 19

 

High diving since: 6 years

 

How I got into high diving: When I was younger, my father coached me in Olympic diving, besides he trained Artem Silchenko in high diving. He was my big idol and I often watched his training. When I was 13 years old, I started to dive higher than 10 m, step by step I went higher and higher.

 

Other hobbies: Learning languages, being interpreter/translator, drawing , fashion design

 

Achievements: 2nd place at the WHDF International Cliff Diving Championship 2016

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