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Aussie Iffland completes perfect Cliff Diving World Series season with win in Spain, Hunt takes men's title

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Published on September 15, 2019 - Duration: 01:47s

Aussie Iffland completes perfect Cliff Diving World Series season with win in Spain, Hunt takes men's title

Australia's Rhiannan Iffland completes perfect Red Bull Bull Cliff Diving World Series season with win in Spain, Brit Gary Hunt captures eighth title with men's victory

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Aussie Iffland completes perfect Cliff Diving World Series season with win in Spain, Hunt takes men's title

SHOWS: BILBAO, SPAIN (SEPTEMBER 14, 2019)(RED BULL CONTENT POOL - Broadcasters and Digital: NO RESALES.

NO NEW USES AFTER MARCH 14, 2020.

NO USE ON YOUTUBE) 1.

WOMEN'S WINNER RHIANNAN IFFLAND (AUSTRALIA) ON PLATFORM (WITH VICTORY IN SPAIN IFFLAND WON ALL SEVEN OF THE 2019 EVENTS) 2.

FANS WITH AUSTRALIAN FLAG CHEERING 3.

IFFLAND DIVE 4.

IFFLAND CELEBRATING WITH AUSSIE KANGAROO FLOAT 5.

SLOW MOTION REPLAY OF IFFLAND DIVE 6.

WOMEN'S EVENT WINNER IFFLAND ON PODIUM WITH 2ND PLACE FINISHER LYSANNE RICHARD (CANADA) AND 3RD PLACE FINISHER JESSICA MACAULAY (BRITAIN) 7.

MEN'S WINNER GARY HUNT (BRITAIN) ON PLATFORM 8.

HUNT DIVE 9.

SLOW MOTION REPLAY OF HUNT DIVE 10.

MEN'S EVENT WINNER HUNT ON PODIUM WITH 2ND PLACE FINISHER JONATHAN PAREDES (MEXICO) AND 3RD PLACE FINISHER AIDAN HESLOP (BRITAIN) 11.

WOMEN'S EVENT WINNER AND 2019 WOMEN'S OVERALL CHAMPION IFFLAND SPEAKING TO REPORTER 12.

(SOUNDBITE)(English) RHIANNAN IFFLAND SAYING: "I'm still pinching myself really, you know it was actually a little bit tough coming to this event when I'd already sealed the title in Mostar (Bosnia).

I had to really try to stay focused in this event but, you know, this year has just been amazing for me and so I just want to stay on that wave of confidence and I want to continue enjoying the sport as much as I have this season." 13.

MEN'S EVENT WINNER AND 2019 MEN'S OVERALL CHAMPION HUNT SPEAKING TO REPORTER 14.

(SOUNDBITE)(English) GARY HUNT SAYING: "It means a lot, I've not often won the series with a victory.

I know, I didn't want to leave this season on a sour note and it feels great, really the best in the world were here, including the legend Orlando Duque, so I'm really chuffed." 15.

IFFLAND AND HUNT RAISING 2019 CHAMPION TROPHIES ON PODIUM WHILE FELLOW DIVERS SPRAY CHAMPAGNE ON THEM STORY: Australian Rhiannan Iffland claimed victory in Spain Saturday (September 14) to complete a clean sweep of all seven 2019 Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series events, the first diver to achieve the feat.

The 28-year-old Iffland, who clinched the 2019 season title with her win in Mostar, Bosnia three weeks ago, topped the scoresheet with 327.60 points to easily beat second placed Canadian Lysanne Richard's 300.80.

Brit Jessica Macaulay completed the women's podium with her score of 295.50.

On the men's side it was 35-year-old Brit Gary Hunt taking the win in Bilbao to clinch his eighth Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series title.

Hunt managed a score of 398.95 to outduel 2018 series champ Jonathan Paredes second placed score of 390.95 and 17-year-old Brit Aidan Heslop's third placed 384.60.

The final event of the season saw a visit from legendary Colombian high diver Orlando Duque, winner of the inaugural season of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series in 2009.

(Production: David Grip)

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