26 Jan 2024

Contestants set for Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series final

From First Up, 5:44 am on 26 January 2024

The Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series final is taking place in Auckland this anniversary weekend. If you pop down to the viaduct today and look by the events centre, you'll see divers training from the 28 metre high platform that has been erected for the event. One of the competitors with a special tie to New Zealand is German Diver Iris Schmidbauer, who lived here for two years at the end of high school. Our reporter Leonard Powell spoke to Iris earlier this week, after a training session at West Wave Aquatic, and began by asking her how she got started with the sport.