World champion Ifland practiced at the mine for the Cliff Diving Series

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Ifland of Australia, along with fellow Romanian player Constantin Popovichi, has started the practice of cliff diving in a salt mine.

  • This mine is 120 meters below ground in Romania, one of the oldest mines in the world

Four-time world champion high diver Rhiannon Efland has started preparations for next year’s Cliff Diving World Series. Ifland of Australia, along with fellow Romanian player Constantin Popovichi, has started the practice of cliff diving in a salt mine.

Popovichi also became the first person from Romania to diving here. Popovichi said, “It was the most spectacular but quite demanding project of my life.” This Turda Salt Mine in Romania was closed in 1880. After this the museum and underground theme park were made here. Every year around 7 lakh people come here.
The density of water here is 17% more than that of sea water, so diving takes more effort.

Ifland said, ‘The water here is 17% more than the sea water. Therefore, there is more effort in diving here. Which gives an advantage during the tournament. 120 m from the quarry ground. Natural light also does not come due to being down. Diving here is a unique experience. And that too when you hit the surface of so much salt water. It pushes you straight to the surface. ‘

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