Seventeen divers from 11 countries competed in two days of competition at the Red Bull Qualifier Cliff Diving World Series 2015 in Piscinas Panamericanas, Cali, Colombia. Five divers, Jonathan Paredes of Mexico, Jucelino Junior of Brazil, Andy Jones of the USA, Blake Aldridge of the UK and Michal Navratil of the Czech Republic qualified and will join the five pre-qualified World Series divers from last year in the 2015 season.
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Extreme sports enthusiast Felix Baumgartner made his record-breaking free fall jump Sunday from a capsule some 128,000 feet above Roswell, New Mexico. He began his ascent into the stratosphere about 11:30 a.m. EDT Sunday.
According to Reuters, Brian Utley, the certification official for the Federation Aeronautic International, said that “preliminary figures indicate Baumgartner broke a total of three established world records, including the highest altitude skydive, longest freefall without a parachute and fastest fall achieved during a skydive.”