In the light of health concerns and advice from the authorities, the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series season has been suspended for 2020.

Organizers of the World Series said that all efforts and energy were focused on “an outstanding 2021 season when elite divers as well as young up-and-coming talent will once again wow the crowds with their breathtaking free-falls from up to 27 meters”.

We remain hopeful of staging a standalone event in Australia in appreciation of our loyal fans and to grant the planet’s finest divers a chance to showcase their supreme acrobatic skills”, reads the statement published on competition’s official web site.

Red Bull Australia is supposed to host the event at Sydney Harbor in November.   

Athletes representing 18 different nations, including reigning champions Rhiannan Iffland of Australia and UK’s Gary Hunt, will lead the world’s oldest extreme sport to new heights in 2021, as the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series returns stronger and ready to inspire fans around the world again”, the statement concludes.

The penultimate round of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series 2020 was supposed to take place at Mostar’s Old Bridge on September 26.