Hunt scores gold in Abu Dhabi

30 Apr 2017

Gary Hunt stormed to gold at the FINA High Diving World Cup in Abu Dhabi with an excellent performance. 

The British star concluded the two-day competition, with a total of 443.40 after the four dives included in the programme. 

Hunt retained his 2016 title and will be looking to retain his world title later in the year in Budapest. 

Gary Hunt medal
Gary Hunt with his medal

"The secret? Just training, there isn’t anything else," said Hunt. "Work, work and again work. Fortunately, the nerves didn’t affect me much, so I could finish strong, in a competition where the level was quite high.

"The job is done, I can now relax. I am glad to be on the top one more time, but the season is far from being over. 

"The Worlds are coming soon and this is definitively a good motivation to perform well in Budapest."

In the men’s competition (23 divers were present in the capital of the United Arab Emirates), Steve Lobue, from USA, won the silver in 405.30, while Michal Navratil, from Czech Republic, earned bronze in 381.95.