The judges scored the divers on the difficulty of the acrobatic moves they completed midair and the gracefulness of their entry into the sea. (The Daily Star/Mohamad Azakir)
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One of the world's oldest extreme sports came to one of its oldest cities for the first time Sunday. Red Bull's Cliff Diving series, now in its 11th year, brought the superstars of the cliff diving world to Pigeon Rocks, in Beirut's Raouche. In Lebanon, platforms were set up on the side of the rock formation, and divers jumped from as high as 27 meters into the sea below.Gary Hunt of the United Kingdom, who has won the series seven times before, seems poised to continue his winning streak after maintaining his place at the top of this year's leaderboard.In the women's competition, Rhiannon Iffland from Australia earned her fifth win of the series, bumping her up to first place.Hunt, whose win Sunday came during his first dive in Lebanon, said one of the best things about cliff diving was getting to visit new countries.
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