Divers Take Annual Jump from Bosnia's Mostar Old Bridge

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Divers delighted a crowd of more than 1,000 people as they braved the plunge from Mostar's historic Old Bridge in Bosnia on Sunday. Spectators cheered on those taking part in the southern Bosnian city's annual competition to leap from the 23-meter-high landmark, a UNESCO World Heritage site, into the cold, fast-flowing Neretva River below. Diver Evald Krnic, from Montenegro, was declared the winner and dedicated his victory to his parents on their anniversary. Krnic received 10 perfect scores, or 100 points, from the judges after two series of jumps by this year's 31 participants. Organizers say this is the 456th time the contest has been held from the Old Bridge, which was originally built by the Ottomans in 1566. It was destroyed during Bosnia's 1992-95 war, but was painstakingly rebuilt after the conflict. (AP) » Subscribe to VOA News: https://bit.ly/3KIPysi » Watch more VOA News video: https://www.youtube.com/c/VOANews Voice of America (VOA) is the largest U.S. international broadcaster, providing news and information in more than 40 languages to an estimated weekly audience of 236.8 million people. VOA produces content for digital, television, and radio platforms. It is easily accessed via your mobile phone and on social media. It is also distributed by satellite, cable, FM and MW, and is carried on a network of approximately 3,000 affiliate stations. Since its creation in 1942, Voice of America has been committed to providing comprehensive coverage of the news and telling audiences the truth. Through World War II, the Cold War, the fight against global terrorism, and the struggle for freedom around the globe today, VOA exemplifies the principles of a free press. Connect with VOA News: » VISIT OUR WEBSITE: https://www.voanews.com/ » LIKE OUR FACEBOOK PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/voanews » FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/voanews/ » FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: https://twitter.com/VOANews
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