LAKE Macquarie's Rhiannan Iffland clinched a record fourth consecutive Red Bull cliff-diving world series title in emphatic fashion at Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on the weekend.
Iffland, who learned to dive under the tuition of Hunter Diving Academy coach Eric Brooker at Lambton Pool, reeled off a majestic final dive to receive four perfect-10 scores from the judges, thrilling the crowd of 20,000.
She has sealed the championship with one stop to spare, at Bilbao, Spain, next month.
It was the 27-year-old's first victory at the challenging Neretva River.
"I tried to come in here with a different mental attitude to the last few years," Iffland said.
"The previous years it's been tough for me here, I've struggled with injuries and I haven't got the best track record, but my strategy was just to come in and dive like I've been diving for the rest of the season.
"It sounds pretty special: 'world series champion'. There is still one competition and I'm going to focus on that. I'll reward myself once I'm finished in Bilbao."
English veteran Gary Hunt claimed his eighth men's world title after finishing runner-up to Romania's Constantin Popovici.
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