Το πρώτο σαββατοκύριακο του Ιουλίου, ο Δήμος Αγίου Νικολάου, η Περιφέρεια Κρήτης και η Παγκόσμια Ομοσπονδία Υψηλών Καταδύσεων (WHDF) οργανώνουν έναν αγώνα κατάδυσης υψηλού επιπέδου και μια νυχτερινή παράσταση στον Άγιο Νικόλαο. Οι βράχοι της λίμνης είναι ιδανικοί για τους διεθνείς δύτες βράχων, για να μας εντυπωσιάσουν με τις επιδεξιότητες τους.

Το πρόγραμμα των εκδηλώσεων:

  • Διαγωνισμός: Παρασκευή 6 Ιουλίου 2018
  • Δωρεάν εκπαίδευση:Σάββατο 7 Ιουλίου 2018
  • Αγώνες κατάταξης:Κυριακή 8 Ιουλίου 2018
  • Αγώνες – Τελικοί, Αγώνες επίδειξης Σάββατο 7 Ιουλίου 2018 Αμέσως μετά τους αγώνες κατάταξης, Κυριακή 8 Ιουλίου 2018 αμέσως μετά τους αγώνες και τους τελικούς
  • Εργαστήρι:Κατά τη διάρκεια των αγώνων, τα παιδιά όλων των ηλικιών θα έχουν την ευκαιρία να μάθουν κόλπα από επαγγελματίες καταδύτες. Υπάρχουν μόνο δύο απαιτήσεις: πρέπει να γνωρίζουν κολύμπι και να θέλουν να διασκεδάσουν! Το εργαστήριο στη Λίμνη ξεκινά από ένα επίπεδο καταδύσεων περίπου 2,5 μέτρων, όπου τα παιδιά θα μάθουν πώς να μπαίνουν σωστά στο νερό. Οι γενναίοι μπορούν επίσης να μάθουν να κάνουν τούμπα. Στη συνέχεια, ανάλογα με την ικανότητα και την ηλικία τους, τα παιδιά θα έχουν την ευκαιρία να βουτήξουν από υψηλότερα επίπεδα. Το μέγιστο ύψος κατάδυσης για τα παιδιά θα είναι περίπου τα 10 μέτρα.

Συμμετέχοντες

Οι αθλητές που θα συμμετάσχουν:

  • Startlist – Women

Anna Bader – Germany. Date of Birth: 04.12.1983, High diving since: 2005. How I got into high diving: Through friends and coincidences in life. Other hobbies: Circus performance and reading books. Achievements: Bronze medal in the FINA World Championships 2013, many times WHDF European Champion, 2nd place overall Red Bull World Series 2014, 3rd place at the Agios Nikolaos Cliff Diving Competition 2017, 3rd place at the Redbull Cliff Diving competition in Texas 2018

Eleanor Smart – USA. Date of Birth: 21.10.1995. High diving since: 2016. How I got into high diving: I dove in my first competition when I was five years old and fell in love with the sport. After retiring I knew I wasn’t done with diving and stumbled upon high diving. My best friend invited me to go cliff diving, I hesitantly said yes, and have been doing it ever since! Other hobbies: travelling, clean cliff diving project. Achievements: Champion at the Agios Nikolaos Cliff Diving Competition 2017, Junior and Senior National Qualifier, NCAA Qualifier, NCAA National Champion

Antonina Vyshyvanova – Ukraine. Date of Birth: 27.03.1998. High diving since: 2011. How I got into high diving: When I was younger, my father coached me in Olympic diving, besides he trained Artem Silchenko in high diving. He was my big idol and I often watched his training. When I was 13 years old, I started to dive higher than 10 m, step by step I went higher and higher. Other hobbies: Learning languages, being interpreter/translator, drawing , fashion design. Achievements: Champion at the WHDF International Cliff Diving Championship 2017, 2nd place at the Agios Nikolaos Cliff Diving Competition 2017

Irlanda Valdez – Mexico. Date of Birth: 10.05.1987. High diving since: 2014. How I got into high diving: Well I was a retried diver and some friends told me about the shows which I found very interesting and then suddenly an opportunity to go and do shows in Belgium appears, so I thought that it was awesome to get pay for diving and travel, so I decide to take the risk and the adventure. Other hobbies: Hoops aerial. Achievements: 2nd place at the WHDF International Cliff Diving Championship 2017, 3rd and 5th place at the Mexican Nationals between the 2002 to 2005

Jacqueline Valente – Brazil. Date of Birth: 18.09.1985. High diving since: 2014. How I got into high diving: Through friends at previous jobs and coincidences in life. Other hobbies: Circus performance, traveling, movies, languages. Achievements: 2nd place Red Bull Cliff Diving 2017 Polignano a Maré Stop, 8th place FINA World Championships, First woman to high dive in Ágios Nikolaos in 2016

Jessica Macaulay – USA. Date of Birth: 10.11.1992. High diving since: 2014. How I got into high diving: I have been diving for fifteen years. I dove competitively, and in university. After university I didn’t know what I wanted to do so I took a short show diving contract and loved it! I’m so happy I did, because through show diving I found high diving. After my second contract, I decided to make a living of high diving and performing. Other hobbies: Traveling, water sports, reading, trying new things, acro. Achievements: 2nd place at the Redbull Cliff Diving competition in Texas 2018

Iris Schmidbauer – Germany. Date of Birth: 11.04.1995. High diving since: 2014. How I got into high diving: I watched High Diving in the World Championships in Barcelona 2013. And I thought I would love to learn how to high dives. Friends told me about the WHDF Competition in Switzerland where I did my first High Dives. Other hobbies: snowboarding, skiing, climbing, hiking, painting, traveling. Achievements: Champion at the WHDF European Cliff Diving Championship 2015, 10th place at the FINA World Championship 2017

Celia Fernández – Spain. Date of Birth: 25.11.1988. High diving since: 2015. How I got into high diving: I was a gymnast since I was 8 years old, then I started diving just for fun in 2012, ending up performing at “The House of Dancing Water”, a show in Macau. That gave me the chance to start high diving. Other hobbies: travelling, dancing, snowboarding, motocross, Spanish guitar. Achievements: artistic gymnastics national champion many times

 

  • Startlist – Men

Owen Weymouth – Great Britain. Date of Birth: 24.12.1998. High diving since: 2012. How I got into high diving: When I was a kid I discovered professional cliff diving on YouTube and I knew I had to go for it. Since then I trained hard, jumped off any cliff I could find and e-mailed anyone on the planet who was involved in cliff diving until I ended up living my dream. Other hobbies: Sky diving, hiking, travelling, ping-pong, quantum mechanics. Achievements: Champion at the Agios Nikolaos Cliff Diving Competition 2017 and also at the Int. Cliff Diving Championship 2016, youngest Red Bull Cliff Diving wildcard

Kris Kolanus – Poland. Date of Birth: 22.10.1986. High diving since: 2009. How I got into high diving: Through Olympic diving. Hobbies: Bouldering, promoting my own company “Mad Hoppers” which specialises in unique, extreme, freestyle events and performance clothing with a strong focus on high diving. Achievements: 3rd place at the Agios Nikolaos Cliff Diving Competition 2017, 1st place at the Redbull Cliff Diving World Series 2018 in Texas (USA), 2nd place at Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series 2016 in Copenhagen (DEN)

Vadim Babeshkin – Russia. Date of Birth: 17.02.1987. High diving since: 2014. How I got into high diving: That was a mistake to try it once…. Other hobbies: YouTube, origami, guitar, sport marketing. Achievements: Champion at the International Cliff Diving Championship 2015, 4th place at the Agios Nikolaos Cliff Diving Competition 2017

Andreas Hulliger – Switzerland. Date of Birth: 23.06.1985. High diving since: 2007. How I got into high diving: A friend took me to the Swiss Cliff Diving Championship 2001 where I saw the guys jumping from 20 m. After this I started to learn the technique for high diving. Other hobbies: Card games with friends, scuba diving, travelling around the world. Achievements: WHDF European Cliff Diving Champion 2012 and 2013, 5th place at the Agios Nikolaos Cliff Diving Competition 2017, Red Bull wildcard, FINA World Cup 2014

Jan Wilko Heinzel – Germany. Date of Birth: 20.12.1990. High diving since: 2010. How I got into high diving: I started with freestyle diving, where I got in touch with some german cliff divers. They convinced me to go to my first competition in 2010. Other hobbies: Trampoline, gymnastics, blobbing and my piano. Achievements: 3rd place at WHDF European Cliff Diving Championship in 2013, 5th place at the Agios Nikolaos Cliff Diving Competition 2017, champion at Punta Fuego Cliff Diving Challenge in the Philippines 2015 and 2016

Matthias Appenzeller – Switzerland. Date of Birth: 21.06.1994. High diving since: 2013. How I got into high diving: I was a professional springboard and platform diver (1 m-10 m) since I was 8 years old. I competed for the national team of Switzerland for many years. After I stopped Olympic diving, I started with the next bigger thing, high diving. Other hobbies: Surfing professionally, workout, clubbing. Achievements: 2nd place at the WHDF International Cliff Diving Championship 2017, 4th at Junior European Championship and participation at the Junior World Championship in springboard diving

Manuel Halbisch – Germany. Date of Birth: 09.01.1998. High diving since: 2016. How I got into high diving: Trough Olympic diving and friends. Other hobbies: Gymnastics, Diving. Achievements: 4th place at WHDF International Cliff Diving Competition 2017, 11th place at WHDF International Cliff Diving Competition 2016

Vjacheslav Kolesnikov – Ukraine. Date of Birth: 25.03.1982. High diving since: 2003. How I got into high diving: I was engaged in diving professionally since I am 5 years old, later I came to High Diving and I loved it. Other hobbies: Football. Achievements: 6th place at the WHDF International Cliff Diving Championship 2017

Aleksei Samushenkov – Russia. Date of Birth: 02.05.1989. High diving since: 2012. How I got into high diving: After 3 years of gymnastics when I was 7 years old my grandfather took me to the diving section. I was not bad and soon I got into our city team. Many years later I began to work in a show in Beijing where was my first high dive. Other hobbies: IT, MMA, reading. Achievements: 7th place at the WHDF International Cliff Diving Championship 2017.

Ilia Shchurov – Russia. Date of Birth: 28.05.1976. High diving since: 1998. How I got into high diving: Through the water show. Other hobbies: Boxing, swimming, skiing. Achievements: Champion at the WHDF International Cliff Diving Championship 2014, 8th place at the Agios Nikolaos Cliff Diving Competition 2017

Martin Bollier – Switzerland. Date of Birth: 18.12.1993. High diving since: 2014. How I got into high diving: When I was looking for freedom. Other hobbies: Hiking, fitness. Achievements: 7th place at the WHDF International Cliff Diving Championship 2016, 10th place at the Agios Nikolaos Cliff Diving Competition 2017

Robin Georges – France. Date of Birth: 27.07.1995. High diving since: 2013. How I got into high diving: I started with gymnastics and trampoline. When I was 14 years old, I jumped for the first time from the 10 m platform, then I fell in love with this awesome feeling and I needed to go higher. Other hobbies: Travelling around the world, hiking, trampoline, gymnastics, nature. Achievements: 11th place at the Agios Nikolaos Cliff Diving Competition 2017, 13th at the WHDF International Cliff Diving Championship 2017

Lazaro Schaller – Brazil / Switzerland. Date of Birth: 02.11.1988. High diving since: 2005. How I got into high diving: Through friends and myself. Other hobbies: Canyoning, climbing, ice climbing, trampoline, skiing. Achievements: World record in high diving 58.8 m, 14th place at the Agios Nikolaos Cliff Diving Competition 2017

Blake Aldridge – Great Britain. Date of Birth: 04.08.1982. High diving since: 2009. How I got into high diving: Started high diving with WHDF while still olympic diving at the WHDF European Cliff Diving Championship 2009. In 2011 I was invited by redbull as a wild card for 2 events and have been a World Series diver ever since. Other hobbies: golf, cooking, building cars and looking after my new baby daughter. Achievements: WHDF European Cliff Diving Champion 2009/10/11, 3rd overall 2017 redbull cliff diving World Series, 3rd place at the Redbull Cliff Diving World Series 2018 in Texas (USA), 4 times world medalist in olympic diving and Olympic finalist 2008 Beijing