The traditional Old Bridge diving competition has been held in Mostar this Sunday for the 454th time. The competition in which divers jump off the historical Old Bridge has seen new winners for the first time in 12 years.
This year’s winners Vedad Basic and Igor Kazic won the competitions in two different categories. The two divers took the recognition this year after Lorens Listo had been winning the competition for 13 previous years in a row. After the last year's event, Listo retired.
The first recorded competition in diving off the Old Bridge was recorded in 1664. The competition became official in 1968 with two categories - jumping feet first and head first. The local association of divers has launched the initiative to include the competition on UNESCO list of world heritage.