Cliff divers at Victoria Falls – level 3

05-10-2023 15:00

Jonathan Paredes and Orlando Duque usually dive from between 26.5 and 28 metres in the Cliff Diving World Series, but they stepped out of their comfort zone by leaping 30 metres into the Zambezi River near Victoria Falls.

The river forms the boundary between Zambia and Zimbabwe and the falls are the world’s largest in combined depth and width. People also call them Mosi-oa-Tunya or the Smoke that Thunders.

Mexico’s Paredes won a World Series event in 2015 for the first time and he was second at the High Diving World Cup. Columbia’s Duque has thirteen world titles and holds two world records.

Difficult words: to step out of your comfort zone (to do something challenging you have not done before), leap (to jump).

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