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Bosnia and Herzegovina: Mostar hosts the 450th Stari Most diving competition 01:38

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Mostar hosts the 450th Stari Most diving competition

Bosnia and Herzegovina, Mostar
July 31, 2016 at 20:22 GMT +00:00 · Published

The traditional diving event, in which competitors jump from Stari Most (the Old Bridge) in Mostar, was held on Sunday for the 450th time.

The Old Bridge diving competition has been held since the bridge's construction, with the first jump dating back to 1664. The contest was formalised in 1968 and has been held every summer since.

Second place in head jump category Dino Bajric summed up the event: "the feeling is phenomenal, it cannot be described, you just have to experience it. That's why I come here every year to feel this unique adrenaline"

Stari Most, built in 1566, was destroyed during the Bosnian War in 1993. The bridge was renovated following the conflict and officially reopened in 2004. Today, the Old Bridge is on the UNESCO World Heritage List and is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Mostar hosts the 450th Stari Most diving competition 01:38
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The traditional diving event, in which competitors jump from Stari Most (the Old Bridge) in Mostar, was held on Sunday for the 450th time.

The Old Bridge diving competition has been held since the bridge's construction, with the first jump dating back to 1664. The contest was formalised in 1968 and has been held every summer since.

Second place in head jump category Dino Bajric summed up the event: "the feeling is phenomenal, it cannot be described, you just have to experience it. That's why I come here every year to feel this unique adrenaline"

Stari Most, built in 1566, was destroyed during the Bosnian War in 1993. The bridge was renovated following the conflict and officially reopened in 2004. Today, the Old Bridge is on the UNESCO World Heritage List and is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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