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Cliff diving in the Azores

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31 July 2012 by Luke McCormick

Russia's Artem Silchenko has won the first ever Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series stop in Portugal. Only 0.1 points decided the winner of Saturday's third stop of the 2012 World Series on the volcanic archipelago of the Azores, Portugal.

It was the closest victory to date since the kick-off of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series in 2009 and made Russia's Artem Silchenko the third winner in three competitions this season.

Orlando Duque from Colombia came in second place, but regained the overall lead of the 2012 World Series. He was followed by champion Gary Hunt from the UK.

More than 2,000 spectators crowded the waters around the 28m take-off points on the offshore islet of Vila Franca do Campo to watch the 13 athletes go back to the roots and directly off the cliff face in the competition's first two rounds.

For the World Series' halfway stop on 04 August, the cliff divers will stay in the Atlantic Ocean but move north to Inis Mór, Ireland.

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