American's flying victory in UK cliff diving debut
Steven LoBue (USA) takes first victory ever at Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series stop in Wales, UK!
Saturday’s penultimate stop of the 2012 World Series was a debut in many regards. It was the first stop on British soil, showed the highest standard of diving that the competition has seen so far and brought a new winner to the podium - the 2012 qualifier from Muncie, Indiana, only arrived late for the first round of competition but stepped on to the 27.5m platform fresh from the airport. He completed his diving programme with an average score of 8.5 and won ahead of Colombian Orlando Duque, who leads the overall standings going into the grand final. Warm and sunny weather drew more than 3,000 spectators to the ‘Blue Lagoon’ in Pembrokeshire, south-west Wales, and saw the judges pull out the 10 a total of four times. The battle for the final places is fiercely fought and will be decided in three weeks’ time in Oman.© Red Bull Media House