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Athlete info

Name:
Jonathan Paredes
Date of Birth:
14/08/1989
Country:
Mexico
Resides in:
Mexico City
Sponsors:
adidas
gloryfy
xdubai
Lifeproof

"Become the champion." A pretty straightforward goal. No doubt about Jonathan Paredes' ambitions, and looking at his 2016 results – victory at the season opener, four 3rd placed finishes and runner-up to champion Gary Hunt – the World Series' 'ripping machine' is hard on the heavyweights' heels.

Ripping his entries is definitely one of the Mexican's most outstanding talents and a big part of his success despite the easiest diving programme on tour. The most graceful athlete in the air, and the one whose feet are always immaculately pointed is at the same time the man with the biggest smile on tour.

One of the most technically proficient divers in cliff diving, he has the sport's legend to his side as a mentor and coach: "My cliff diving hero is of course Orlando Duque, he's a huge inspiration for me." Together with the legendary Colombian, Jonathan accomplished his highest cliff dive to date at Victoria Falls: 30m or 10-storeys into a waterfall – the craziest thing he says, he's done so far.

Career Highlights

• 2016 - 1st Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series in Texas (USA)
• 2016 - 2nd FINA High Diving World Cup
• 2015 - 1st Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series in Mostar (BIH)
• 2015 - 2nd FINA High Diving World Championship
• 2015 & 2013 - winner qualification competition Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series
• 2014 - 2nd Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series in Havana (CUB)
• 2011 - 4th Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series in Malcesine (ITA, wildcard)
• 2011 - 5th Real Diving Acapulco, Mexico

Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series ranking

2016 - 2nd overall
2015 - 3rd overall
2014 - 6th overall
2013 - 4th overall