Stari Most bridge in Bosnian city of Mostar built by Ottomans in 16th century, is 450 years old and connects the city

Daredevils from across the globe have flocked to the eastern European country for the Red Bull Cliff Diving Series.

Divers in Bosnia have been performing death-defying leaps

Divers in Bosnia have been performing death-defying leaps

The Red Bull Cliff Diving Series has made its way to Mostar

The Red Bull Cliff Diving Series has made its way to Mostar

And a bridge in the historic city of Mostar has become the main attraction of the competition.

It allows for stunning views all around as brave athletes attempt to successfully dive off it.

The bridge is known as the ‘Stari Most’ and literally translates as ‘old bridge’.

It’s stood in the town for a whopping 450 years, having been built by the Ottomans in the 16th century.

It stands above the river Neretva, which connects the two parts of Mostar.

And Stari Most is also one of the last traces of Islamic architecture still remaining in the Balkans.

Contestants have been diving off a 90ft bridge

Contestants have been diving off a 90ft bridge

Stari Most is an incredible 450 years old

Stari Most is an incredible 450 years old

It was built by the Ottomans way back in the 16th century

It was built by the Ottomans way back in the 16th century

Woman effortlessly crushes a Red Bull can using just her bum cheeks

Saturday’s round saw Brit Gary Hunt win, landing his second victory of the season.

It allowed Hunt to move first in the overall standings, with Steven LoBue finishing second and Nikita Fedotov taking third.

Its one of the last Islamic architectures still standing in the Balkans

It’s one of the last Islamic architectures still standing in the Balkans

Brit Gary Hunt finished first in the round on Saturday

Brit Gary Hunt finished first in the round on Saturday

Steven LoBue finished second and Nikita Fedotov took third

Steven LoBue finished second and Nikita Fedotov took third

Source: https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/4498164/red-bull-cliff-diving-series-stari-most-bosnia/

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