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HIGH DIVING

Red Bull Cliff Diving

The Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series, established in 2009 and created by Red Bull, is an annual international series of cliff diving events in which a limited number of competitors determine the Cliff Diving World Series winner. Competitions are held in a limited number of venues around the globe. At the beginning, it was addressed only to men. It is open to women since 2013. Lysanne Richard is selected regular diver for the series.

FINA High Diving World Cup

High diving competitions are part of FINA (Fédération internationale de natation) since 2013. Lysanne Richard wins gold at the 2016 World Cup. The competition was held in Abu Dhabi in February.

Dive CANADA

Lysanne Richard is the only representative of Canada in the network of high diving competitions. Her trainings are held at the Parc Olympique Sports Centre in Montreal and at Complexe sportif Claude-Robillard.

Lysanne Richard est l’unique représentante du Canada dans les réseaux de compétitions internationales en plongeon haut-vol. Ses entrainements ont lieu au Centre sportif du Parc Olympique et au Centre et au Complexe sportif Claude-Robillard.

Olympic Games

Currently the highest platform in Olympic diving is 10 meters. In women's high diving, the height of the platform or the rocks for the departure lies 20 to 22 metres above the water. Among men, it is 27 to 29 metres. High diving is likely to be presented at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, in 2020.

Invitation to sponsors

Many major international competitions are held each year. To properly prepare, the young woman commits full time to her training and is now seeking sponsors.

"High dive events have great visibility." Highly spectacular, the Red Bull Cliff Diving events are presented in major TV channels including Red Bull TV. The FINA World Championships are covered by media around the world. And Lysanne Richard dreams to see her sport at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, in 2020.

An injury stopped Lysanne from competing in 2017. She is now back in training and will participate in the FINA World Cup and the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series 2018
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Who is Lysanne Richard


At the age of 10 Lysanne Richard saw, for the first time, a daring high dive during a performance at Village Vacances Valcartier, near Quebec City. "I immediately knew that I wanted to do that" she recalls. Born in Chicoutimi Québec Canada, she took up diving at the age of nine. She competed in provincial and national events. After high school, she studied at École nationale de cirque de Montreal. She then made career in this universe, working especially for Cirque du Soleil (Zarkana) and Les 7 doigts de la main (Amuse). Three children were born over time, and often accompanied her on tour, with their dad.

High diving? Lysanne Richard took her first taste of it in summer 2000, while she gave performances in northern France. (Translation of an article written by Marie Allard, La Presse)

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