Cliff diving

Ponte Brolla and WHDF Championship - Cliff Diving Switzerland

World High Diving Federation (WHDF) is an autonomous federation of Cliff and High Diving sport with headquarters in Avegno, Switzerland. Founded in February 1996, WHDF is recognized by Swiss Olympic Committee and is a member of ISF (International Sport Federations). It is the main organizer of the official European Championship in Cliff Diving, which mostly takes place during summer in Ponte Brolla, Switzerland.
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Ponte Brolla is a village in the canton of Ticino in Switzerland, in the valley of Maggia River.  Located northwest of Locarno, it is at Ponte Brolla where the river formed the Maggia Valley as well as a narrow gorge with a strange rock formations. The gorge offers cliffs of over 30 meters high above the water. North of the Ponte Brolla village you can find also a rocky slopes that are popular with climbers. The rocks of the gorge are hosted by European and World Championships in Cliff Diving. Here, the athletes are diving from the heights of 18 - 23 meters (female) and 22 - 27 meters (male). The impact is about 9 times bigger than jumping from the 10 meters platform.

WHDF´s main purpose is to provide a professional information and promotion of the most Cliff and High Diving disciplines, organize and carry out national and international competitions and support to promote new generations of divers in co-operation with national olympic diving federations. with cooperation of WHDF will bring you the news of the European Cliff Divig Championship.

Address:  WHDF World High Diving Federation, Terra di Fuori, CH - 6670 Avegno, Switzerland   Phone: +41 91 796 1901  ,

Source:  World High Diving Federation website  Thanks to WHDF President Silvia Weill. Photo:  Lars Scharl Photo (  Text: Thomas  Video: Youtube

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