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Name:
Michal Navratil
Date of Birth:
05/06/1985
Country:
Czech Republic
Resides in:
Prague, Czech Republic
Website:
www.michalnavratil.com

"After seven seasons in the World Series I finally figured out my dives and I feel confident with them. I'm really happy with my dive list; I have a good level of difficulty. 2016 could be the year of success!" Said. Done. Nothing to add.
When the new season starts in June, Michal Navratil comes from the most impressive and successful year in his whole career. A jump start into 2016 with a third placed-finish at the season kick-off was the first podium finish in four years, and was followed by the Czech's first ever victory at the 53rd attempt, making a stunning return to action following knee surgery in the middle of the season. And he continued his winning form in the next stop. Besides Colombian cliff diving legend Orlando Duque, the 32-year-old is now the only diver who made it back-to-back wins following his maiden triumph.

The high diver on one of the world's biggest cruise ships by Royal Caribbean has established himself as one of cliff diving's most consistent athletes and has never stopped maintaining and improving his performances in this rapidly evolving sport despite the strong competition.

Famous for his extrovert character, the energetic model athlete loves to amaze the crowd with his superman dives after a cliff diving competition, earning him the nickname "Supratil".

Career Highlights

• 7-time Czech high diving champion
• 2017 - 2nd FINA High Diving World Championships
• 2017 - 3rd FINA High Diving World Cup
• 2016 - 1st Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series in Pembrokeshire (GBR) & Mostar (BIH)
• 2012 - 3rd Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series in Corsica (FRA)
• 2011 - 2nd Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series in La Rochelle (FRA)
• 2011 - Winner Marmeeting
• 2011 & 2012 - Winner High Diving World Cup

 

Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series ranking

2016 - 4th overall
2015 & 2014 - 7th overall
2013 & 2012 - 6th overall
2011 - 3rd overall
2010 - 9th overall
2009 - 7th overall