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Athlete info

Name:
Kris Kolanus
Date of Birth:
22/10/1986
Country:
Poland
Resides in:
Halle, Germany
Sponsors:
Mad Hoppers

The 30-year-old is the first athlete in the history of the World Series to return as a permanent diver after being forced into wildcard status for the previous two seasons. Kris Kolanus is also the only diver in the line-up who runs his own record label – Mad-Hop Records.

The Pole again and again has proven he is capable of mixing it with the world's best cliff divers and, after starting a family with fellow cliff diver Anna Bader from Germany, has ambitious goals for the next few years: "This season I want to make it on the podium a few times and prepare myself to being able to win the whole Series in 2018."

A diving-coach as a father and an acrobat as a mother – Kris definitely comes from a promising background!

Career Highlights

• 2016 - 2nd Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series in Copenhagen (DEN)
• 2014 - 3rd Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series in Bilbao (ESP)
• 2013 - 7th Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series in Copenhagen (DEN, wildcard)

Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series ranking

2016 - 12th overall (wildcard)
2015 - 12th overall (wildcard)
2014 - 9th overall
2013 - 12th overall (wildcard)
2012 - 17th overall (wildcard)
2011 - 18th overall (wildcard)