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Jonathan Paredes

Cliff diving

NATIONALITY: flag MEXICO

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Having landed on his tailbone just a few days before his 22nd birthday, the Mexican wildcard lost the chance to go on the podium in Malcesine, Italy.

But his willpower and talent proved the cynics wrong and he made his way to become the winner of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series qualification competition in Colombia in February 2015

Having finished first in qualifying in 2015, and previously in 2013, the 25-year-old, one of the most technically proficient divers in cliff diving. By the mid season 2015 it was Jonathan’s turn to step on to the top spot of the podium in Mostar, Bosnia. Jonathan followed up with winning the FINA World Cup in Kazan in 2015 as well.

Keep a lookout for the one hailed by judges, diving expert and fellow competitors as one of the most talented high divers to have emerged in recent years.

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