Rhiannan Iffland is on track to become the first diver in Red Bull Cliff-Diving World Series history to win every event in a calendar year, after three perfect 10s from the judges put her over the line for the sixth time in 2019 at Raouché, Lebanon.
Lake Macquarie’s diving champion charged to her six-peat this year in front of more than 12,000 spectators, edging past Adriana Jimenez by more than 50 points. Belarusian star Yana Nestsiarava rounded out the podium last weekend.
“This year I just think I’ve found my rhythm. I feel like I’m in a good place mentally. I know I have done the training in a long off season putting in the work. Now it’s paying off,” she said.
“I’m just trying to be in a good place up there, in a good head space and rely on my training. I don’t think I’ve scored this high ever, this is a new personal best for me. I guess it can be a goal to win all the events. I’m seeing this a little bit more achievable.”
The 27-year-old three-time world champion is now all but uncatchable in the race for her fourth title. She holds an 800-point haul so far in 2019, ahead of Nestsiarava on 460, and Jessica Macaulay on 420.
There are just two stops left for Iffland to achieve the perfect clean-sweep of the year – Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Bilbao in Spain.