WATCH: Cliff diving from a Cuban castle

2014-05-12 11:04
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Breathtaking! Cliff diving from a Cuban castle

2014-05-12 10:50

Check out this thrilling round-up video of all the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series action that took place at Morro Castle in Havana, Cuba. WATCH

Havana - As if cliff diving wasn't a stunning enough sport to watch, Red Bull went and put an historic Cuban castle in the background of their latest world series competition.

Taking place over the weekend, the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series 2014 saw some incredible action as athletes plunged 27 metres into the water below from the walls of the stunning Morro Castle in Havana, Cuba. 

Morro Castle has been guarding the entrance to Havana Bay since the 16th century.

Watch the round-up video here

Former Olympic diver, Blake Aldridge, 31, managed to beat Artem Silchenko, reigning world champion to the first place.

According to the Red Bull website, the Brit was clearly delighted with his victory, stating that he'd been waiting for that moment for three months. 

Love the extreme action brought along by Red Bull, check out these local events:

- Red Bull King of the Air, Kite Surfing in Big Bay, Cape Town 
- Red Bull Flugtag, Cape Town 

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