Gary Hunt

United Kingdom

Gary Hunt

United Kingdom

The 10th season of Red Bull Cliff Diving is of course also the 10th year of All-Star Gary Hunt enchanting its audience with his brilliant dives. He's the owner of the most difficult dive in the history of (cliff) diving – front three somersaults and 4 ½ twists in less than three seconds, nicknamed 'double in, double out'.

The skilled juggler, who studied mathematics a little while ago, has amassed outstanding numbers and records in his unrivalled career in the World Series: 30 victories plus 24 podiums in 65 competitions – he has not missed a single event. "I'm always trying to beat records and do new stuff, so obviously that rings a bell and keeps me going." In nine years of the World Series, Gary has won the overall title six times.

This list could be continued with the most consecutive podiums (21) across seasons and the most consecutive wins (6), but the 33-year-old is a lot more than 'just' a brilliant diver. Besides mathematics, it was criminology which caught his academic interest; he's a gifted piano player, although he unpretentiously denies it, he juggles balls and clubs like a pro and not long after he started to learn French, he'd fluently reply to French media in their mother tongue. More than anything, Gary Hunt is humble, laid-back and you can have a great chat about all the world and his brother. As long as you don't get close to any of his cliff diving records...