Agios Nikolaos Cliff Diving Competition


Startlist - Women

Anna Bader - Germany

Date of Birth: 04.12.1983

 

High diving since: 2005

 

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, 3rd place at the Agios Nikolaos Cliff Diving Competition 2017, 3rd place at the Redbull Cliff Diving competition in Texas 2018

 

Eleanor Smart - USA

Date of Birth: 21.10.1995

High diving since: 2016 

 

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!

 

Other hobbies: travelling, clean cliff diving project

 

Achievements: Champion at the Agios Nikolaos Cliff Diving Competition 2017, Junior and Senior National Qualifier, NCAA Qualifier, NCAA National Champion

Antonina Vyshyvanova - Ukraine

Date of Birth: 27.03.1998

High diving since: 2011

 

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: Champion at the WHDF International Cliff Diving Championship 2017, 2nd place at the Agios Nikolaos Cliff Diving Competition 2017

Irlanda Valdez - Mexico

Date of Birth: 10.05.1987

High diving since: 2014

 

How I got into high diving: Well I was a retried diver and some friends told me about the shows which I found very interesting and then suddenly an opportunity  to go and do shows in Belgium appears, so I thought that it was awesome to get pay for diving and travel, so I decide to take the risk and the adventure

 

Other hobbies: Hoops aerial

 

Achievements: 2nd place at the WHDF International Cliff Diving Championship 2017, 3rd and 5th place at the Mexican Nationals between the 2002 to 2005

Jacqueline Valente - Brazil

Date of Birth: 18.09.1985

 

High diving since: 2014

 

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

 

Other hobbies: Circus performance, traveling, movies, languages

 

Achievements: 2nd place Red Bull Cliff Diving 2017 Polignano a Maré Stop, 8th place FINA World Championships, First woman to high dive in Ágios Nikolaos in 2016

 

Jessica Macaulay - USA

Date of Birth: 10.11.1992

 

High diving since: 2014

 

How I got into high diving: I have been diving for fifteen years. I dove competitively, and in university. After university I didn't know what I wanted to do so I took a short show diving contract and loved it! I'm so happy I did, because through show diving I found high diving. After my second contract, I decided to make a living of high diving and performing

 

Other hobbies: Traveling, water sports, reading, trying new things, acro

 

Achievements: 2nd place at the Redbull Cliff Diving competition in Texas 2018

Iris Schmidbauer - Germany

Date of Birth: 11.04.1995

 

High diving since: 2014

 

How I got into high diving: I watched High Diving in the  World Championships in Barcelona 2013. And I thought I would love to learn how to high dives. Friends told me about the WHDF Competition in Switzerland where I did my first High Dives

 

Other hobbies: snowboarding, skiing, climbing, hiking, painting, traveling

 

Achievements: Champion at the WHDF European Cliff Diving Championship 2015, 10th place at the FINA World Championship 2017

Celia Fernández - Spain

Date of Birth: 25.11.1988

 

High diving since: 2015

 

How I got into high diving: I was a gymnast since I was 8 years old, then I started diving just for fun in 2012, ending up performing at “The House of Dancing Water”, a show in Macau. That gave me the chance to start high diving

 

Other hobbies: travelling, dancing, snowboarding, motocross, Spanish guitar

 

Achievements: artistic gymnastics national champion many times