Silchenko back to winning ways in Cliff Diving World Series

Russian high plain diver Artem Silchenko jumps from Bonifacio's cliffs as he takes part to the first stage of the Cliff Diving World Series 2012 on June 23, 2012 in Bonifacio, French Mediterranean island of Corsica. (AFP Photo/Pascal Pochard-Casabianca)
Artem Silchenko's latest trick earned him a top-place finish in the third stage of the Cliff Diving World Series. The 28 year old outshone the cream of the crop of world’s diving elite in Portugal.

The ever-innovative Russian executed a back armstand with a blind entry to win by the slimmest of margins in the final, taking the victory by just one tenth of a point.

Overall leader Gary Hunt, whose superb triple quad brought cheers and the highest score of the day for a single dive, had to settle for third place behind Orlando Duque, but still holds a ten-point advantage over his Colombian rival.

2006 World Champion Silchenko is still a hefty 150 points behind Hunt despite picking up his first podium finish of the season.

The next stop in the 2012 World Series takes place in Ireland on August 4.

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