Cliff diving in Portugal – level 3

05-08-2014 15:00

Usually, the sight of these thirty-meter-tall picturesque cliffs of Portuguese coast wouldn’t fill you with the desire to jump off them, but this is the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series. It takes these professionals concentration, preparation and a fairly liberal disregard for their own personal safety, but the results are spectacular.

Twenty-nine-year-old American Steve LoBue grabbed victory in a closely-fought contest with this dive in front of 2,000 spectators who watched from boats and ships.

Columbia’s Orlando Duquesne was a close second with this effort but it wasn’t enough, as Steve LoBue took the win and is now a strong favourite to be a champion at the end of the year.

Difficult words: picturesque (beautiful), desire (strong feeling of wanting), liberal (a lot), disregard (action of paying no attention to something), spectacular (beautiful in a dramatic way), strong favourite (he is likely to win).



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