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Daredevils jump from Mostar's Old Bridge in centuries-old competition02:21

Daredevils jump from Mostar's Old Bridge in centuries-old competition

Bosnia and Herzegovina, Mostar
July 26, 2020 at 21:31 GMT -00:00 · Published

Daring men flocked to Mostar's Stari Most [Old Bridge] on Sunday, to jump into the waters of the Neretva River, maintaining a tradition that has been taking place since the bridge's construction in 1566.

Competitors from all across the country participated in the tradition, diving from the 24-metre-high (78 feet) bridge, which is a UNESCO monument. The competition consisted of two disciplines: jumps with head first and legs first.

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.

The Mostar bridge was initially built in times of the Ottoman Empire in 1566. It was rebuilt in 2004 after being destroyed in 1993 during the Croat-Bosniak subconflict of the Yugoslav wars.

Daredevils jump from Mostar's Old Bridge in centuries-old competition02:21
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Daring men flocked to Mostar's Stari Most [Old Bridge] on Sunday, to jump into the waters of the Neretva River, maintaining a tradition that has been taking place since the bridge's construction in 1566.

Competitors from all across the country participated in the tradition, diving from the 24-metre-high (78 feet) bridge, which is a UNESCO monument. The competition consisted of two disciplines: jumps with head first and legs first.

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.

The Mostar bridge was initially built in times of the Ottoman Empire in 1566. It was rebuilt in 2004 after being destroyed in 1993 during the Croat-Bosniak subconflict of the Yugoslav wars.

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