Saturday, July 16, 2011

Ankle Rehabilitation for Cliff Diver Orlando Duque

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Check out this video from Red Bull Cliff Diving. It’s cliff diving all-star Orlando Duque at the Red Bull Diagnostics and Training Center in Thalgau, Austria doing some physical therapy for a fractured ankle. Having been through a similar ankle fracture (and subsequent surgery) myself, I was fascinated to see the innovative therapy he is receiving.

Watch the video below to see Orlando’s rehabilitation regime, which includes juggling on a balance beam!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

In Brief #47: China Wins First Gold of #FINA2011

fina swimming worlds 2011

> China wins 1st gold medal of world championships
> Official Nicknames for Each of Oriental Sports Center Pools The Swimmers Circle
> Pac-Man Swimsuit the17thman
> Cliff Diving Q&A: Get to Know Steven LoBue Red Bull Cliff Diving
> Diving: Doubt over Waterfield
> Greensboro Aquatic Center Technical Specifications About the GAC
> Shanghai officials give FINA swimmers list of 15 restaurants that won’t poison them Shanghaiist
> Phelps predicts world record drought will end at swimming worlds

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Greg Louganis Dives with Gary Hunt in Athens

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Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series champion Gary Hunt traveled to the Olympic swimming pool in Athens to dive with the legendary Olympic gold medalist, Greg Louganis, ahead of the third stop in the Series.

Louganis will be a celebrity judge for tomorrow’s cliff diving competition in Athens, Greece. The event will be webcast live on Redbull.TV. Tune in to cheer on Purdue diving alum, Steven LoBue!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Former Big Ten Diver, Steven LoBue (Purdue), Qualifies for Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series

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Steven LoBue, a Big Ten diving alumnus from Purdue University (2003-2007), recently qualified for the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series. Steven was among the top 7 finishers in a qualifying event at the Hawkesbury River in Sydney, Australia – which guaranteed him a spot on the 2011 World Series (schedule).

From left to right: Michal Navratil, Slava Polyeshchuk, Andrey Ignatenko, Cyrille Oumedjkane, Sasha Kutsenko, Alain Kohl and Steven Lobue

The seven qualifiers in Australia will join Gary Hunt, Orlando Duque, Artem Silchenko, Kent De Mond and Hassan Mouti to make up the field for the 2011 World Series which begins in Rapa Nui on March 12 (source).

I can’t believe I dove against Steven in college, and now he’s 1 of 12 cliff divers on an international circuit! That’s so cool!

As I mentioned in a previous post, the competition in La Rochelle (FRA) will be held after dark. The cliff diving event will be lit by floodlight for a new look at an already extreme sport! Yikes, good luck with that!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series 2011 Schedule Released With New Twist

The Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series has been increasing in popularity, and the 2011 season looks to be bigger than ever! Qualification for the 2011 World Series is taking place in Sydney, Australia, on January 14-15, but the tour dates for the next season have already been set!

2011 Calendar
Rapa Nui, Chile: March 12

Thursday, October 7, 2010

GE Aviation Commercial Features Cliff Diving

ge cliff diving commercial

In this new commercial, GE Aviation uses cliff divers to help explain their TrueCourse Flight Management System. Always good to see diving used in advertisements! Yay diving!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Show Divers Messing Around On Rope Swing And 5m Springboard

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If you thought you and your friends could do some pretty gnarly tricks at the local water hole, check out these show divers (including Purdue diving alumnus Steven LoBue) messing around on a rope swing and 5-meter springboard.

Apparently, Steven LoBue has been doing stunts with Mirage Entertainment since September 2009. Here’s another demo clip of his show diving stunts from Shenzhen, China.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

In Brief #44

> Can it get any worse?: industrial bleach as cancer and HIV cure Science-Based Medicine
> Five things we learned at the Swimming Nationals Universal Sports
> Third Time Lucky For Silchenko Red Bull Cliff Diving
> Pinniped Party at the End of the Pier Rob Aquatics
> Thoughts on Televising Nationals Swimming Science
> Cool Fencing Picture of the Day: Ocean Fencing! Tim Morehouse
> How to Take Your Swimming Pool Workout to the Beach Mat Luebbers
> Ryan Lochte vs. Michael Phelps: A Battle of the Titans Column by John Lohn

Friday, July 23, 2010

Red Bull Cliff Diving Continues In Norway

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The third stop for the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series is Krager

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Danish Gymnasts On Diving Tower, Mini Tramp From 5m And 10m

mini tramp on a diving platform tower

Have you ever thought about putting a mini tramp on the diving towers? Check out this cool video of Danish gymnasts Carsten Houlborg and Jimmi Andersen. They don’t have the best form, but they certainly have the huevos rancheros to attempt some pretty incredible stunts.

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