Alessandro De Rose of Italy dives from the 27 metre platform during the first competition day of the third stop of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series in Polignano a Mare, Italy on June 1, 2019. // Romina Amato/Red Bull Content Pool // SI201906010558 // Usage for editorial use only //

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Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series 2021: Can reigning champions Rhiannan Iffland and Gary Hunt maintain their top positions?

The Australian holds all trumps to extend her reign for another year to make it five overall titles in a row. It is an array of wildcards and potent talent that could interfere Iffland’s intentions. Canada’s Jessica Macaulay, 2019 overall runner-up, has podiumed in all competitions this year and sits in second place overall. The wildcards Molly Carlson, also from Canada, and Australia’s Xantheia Pennisi, both with a 2021 debut podium, seem accomplished enough to achieve theirfirst World Series wins.

Everything is still wide open in the men’s where Gary Hunt can become Italy’s Mr. three-peat-two wins this season in Mostar and Downpatrick Head as well as two previous victories off the private rootop tearrace in Polignano a Mare. However, strong competition comes from the Romanian duo Catalin Preda, the wildcard winner from France, and Constantin Popovici, runner-up in the past two stops.

Standings* (after 4 of 6 stops)
1- Rhiannan Iffland AUS – 600pts.
2- Jessica Macaulay CAN – 420
3- Molly Carlson (W) CAN – 346
4- Xantheia Pennisi (W) AUS – 272
5- Eleanor Smart USA – 260

1- Gary Hunt FRA – 560pts.
2- Constantin Popovici ROU – 450
3- Catalin Preda (W) ROU – 339
4- Alessandro De Rose ITA – 314
5- Carlos Gimeno (W) ESP – 232
*The Oslo Exhibiton did not count towards the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series standings.