Reigning world champion Rhiannan Iffland has overcome doubts to win the opening round of her Red Bull Cliff Diving title defence in Ireland on the weekend.
The Lake Macquarie 25-year-old, who claimed the crown last year in her debut season, finished 50 points clear of her nearest rival despite difficult conditions at Inis Mor that saw three opponents unable to finish the competition.
"It was the most challenging competition for me yet," Iffland told Red Bull Media.
“Yesterday I was having my doubts with the conditions, but I came here this morning with a different attitude, just to get the job done and do the dives good. I think it really helps to go out with that positive attitude. I'm stoked."
Round two will be held in Portugal on July 9.
Last week Iffland dived out of a helicopter into the ocean at the Cliffs of Moher, near the competition site, from a height of 20 metres.