Starting out with a stunning rookie-win in her first ever cliff diving competition in 2016, Rhiannan Iffland did not hesitate to take over the whole World Series to win overall in 2017 – as a wildcard diver. At 24 years of age Rhiannan was not only the youngest female diver ever to win an event, but she also finished all of her seven starts on the podium to complete the so-called 'Australian cliff diving sensation'. Her unrivalled success also grabbed the attention of '60 Minutes Australia', the country's award winning news magazine shadowed her during the Italy leg to portray the later champion. With her championship title Rhiannan superseded two-time winner, America's Rachelle Simpson.
The laid-back Aussie-girl from New South Wales comes from a trampoline background and started her diving career around the age of nine. Although she performed at (and won) some national meets, she took the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series entirely by surprise. 2017 will be 'Rhi's' first season as a permanent diver. Will she be able to defend her title?