Red Bull Cliff Diving Mostar Bosnia
I was super exited to retun to Mostar, the frist time I went back to a place where I competed before. The conditons are perfect. No drama with strong wind, big waves or cold weather... Mostar is a beautiful city and diving from the bridge is part of their culture. I think this makes the crowd able to connect even more with our sport.
I need to learn how to deal with the pressure. After I had done so well in the last few competitions and received more attention form the media and especially with missing the podium in Beirut by 0.1 point showed me that now I have the big dives and am capable of reaching the podium soon or later... also I feel like it is expected of me to do well and of course myself I am expecting more too. Last year I was just trying to survive, not to die or hurt myself by diving from 21m. But this year is different, I know that I am in the run to qualify as a permanent diver next year and that making the podium is not impossible for me anymore. By not coming from any professional sporting background into Cliff Diving I am still fairly new to competing and learning how to perform well under pressure... this is what I need to work on, how to just enjoy the moment, appreciate the fact that I am capable of being part of such and amazing event and dive for myself without letting this pressure destruct me.