June 20th, 2024

Port of Montreal to host Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series event this summer

By The Canadian Press on April 9, 2024.

Molly Carlson of Canada dives during the round 3 of Women's 20-metre high diving at the World Swimming Championships at Seaside Momochi Beach Park in Fukuoka, Japan, Wednesday, July 26, 2023. The Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series is coming to Montreal this summer. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Eugene Hoshiko

MONTREAL – The Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series is coming to Montreal this summer.

On Aug. 25 the Port of Montreal’s Grand Quay will stage one of the eight stops on the calendar, with Canada hosting for the first time.

Other events on the 2024 circuit, which runs May 26 to Nov. 10, are in Athens, Boston, Italy, Northern Ireland, Norway, Turkey and Australia.

Molly Carson, a 25-year-old native of Thunder Bay, Ont., who now calls Montreal home, was second in the overall standings last season.

The Red Bull World Series sees the women dive off a platform 21 metres – or some seven storeys – above the water. The men dive from an average platform height of 27 metres.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 9, 2024

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