Great Britain’s Gary Hunt Seals Fate as 2011 Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series Champion at Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art


Great Britain's Gary Hunt Seals Fate as 2011 Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series Champion at Boston's Institute of Contemporary Art On Saturday, 14 professional divers leaped from more than 90 feet at The Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston as part of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series.

Great Britain's Gary Hunt finished in first place at the event, which was the sixth stop on the Cliff Diving World Series' world tour. With the win, Hunt has been crowned the 2011 champion.

Hunt dazzled in front of the 23,000 spectators that lined the waterfront around the modern art museum located on Fan Pier.

The 27-year-old will collect $20,000 in prize money after the last stop of the series in Yalta, Ukraine on Sept. 4, plus $6,150 for Saturday's win.

"It's four wins in a row so I really feel on top of my game," said the Brit, who was also the series' 2010 world champion.

Russian Artem Silchenko and USA contender Kent de Mond took second and third place, respectively, on Saturday.

The Boston leg of the tour was the series' first-ever East Coast stop in the U.S., and for the first time in the competition's three-year history, four-time Olympic gold medalist Greg Louganis appeared as one of the tour's five judges.

"It's been great to be a part of this. You know, it's not actually that different to Olympic diving," Louganis said. "Last week I was at the US Diving Nationals and now I'm at the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series, so I'm loving it."

To see photos of Saturday's unique event in Boston, click here.

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