Cliff Divers in Serpent's Lair — 'Poll na Peist' (Inis Mór Island)
Stop 4: Russian victory in Ireland at midway stop of 2012 Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series
Some Irish luck with the weather and the excellent performances of the 14 athletes in harsh, but country-typical conditions combined in Saturday’s fourth stop of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series 2012 on the all-natural island of Inis Mór off the Irish west coast. With the day’s highest score for a single dive of 176.90 points, Russia’s Artem Silchenko took his second consecutive win ahead of Orlando Duque, who leads the overall standings going into the second half of the season. The 700 Irish fans who have won tickets to watch the competition that has been the talk of the town paid great respect to the cliff diving elite, who used the 28m between take-off and landing for their high dives into the rectangular Serpent’s Lair.