Meet the ath­letes be­hind this week’s cliff hanger

Who will reign at Red Bull World Se­ries fi­nal in Dubai?

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Div­ing into wa­ter from 28m can feel like run­ning head­first into a brick wall if it’s not done right. This week­end, cliff divers from across the world will be div­ing into Dubai Marina to com­pete in the sea­son fi­nale of the Red Bull Cliff Div­ing World Se­ries - and they’ll be hit­ting the wa­ter at speeds of up to 85kmph. To add to the drama, it’s the first ever event in the se­ries to be held un­der flood­lights.

The dives will be per­formed from a plat­form high up at Pier 7, and each com­peti­tor will be judged on a se­ries of move­ments in­clud­ing back som­er­saults, tucks, twists and pikes – where the diver grabs their legs in a folded po­si­tion. Scary stuff. Here are a few of the divers to look out for.

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