VIDEO: Highlights of the La Rochelle stop of the 2015 Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series

Over the weekend, the 2015 Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series made its second stop, with divers competing in La Rochelle, France.

Gary Hunt was the big winner, staying unbeaten on this year’s circuit. The Brit now leads the tour points with 400, 130 ahead of his British countryman Blake Aldridge.

The event drew an astounding 75,000 spectators, and didn’t disappoint in entertainment value. You can check out some of the highlights in the video above. It’s a pretty stunning visual, with the divers leaping from the tower of a local castle into the smooth water below.

In addition, Aldridge pushed the series to new heights with one of his dives, which set a new record for highest degree of difficulty. Aldridge pulled off a reverse double somersault with five twists that held a degree of difficulty of 6.3, making it the new “hardest dive in the world,” according to the Red Bull Cliff Diving website. Aldridge scored 8s on the dive.

You can read more about the La Rochelle event on the Red Bull Cliff Diving site here.

Full results of the competition are here.

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Jared Anderson swam for nearly twenty years. Then, Jared Anderson stopped swimming and started writing about swimming. He's not sick of swimming yet. Swimming might be sick of him, though. Jared was a YMCA and high school swimmer in northern Minnesota, and spent his college years swimming breaststroke and occasionally pretending …

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