Daredevil divers compete in Cliff Diving World Series

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There were spectacular scenes in the 2015 Cliff Diving World Series on Friday.

Some of the world's best divers launched themselves from platforms into Possum Kingdom Lake in Texas, US.

Artem Silchenko of Russia prepares to dive from the 27 metre platformGetty Images
Artem Silchenko of Russia prepares to dive

The UK's Gary Hunt claimed his third straight win with a dive from the 27-metre board.

Steven LoBue of the USA dives from the 27 metre platformGetty Images
The USA's Steven LoBue dives from the 27-metre platform

Gary said: "One of the things I love about cliff diving is it's not so rigid."

"You have to be flexible and willing to dive when you're not 100 percent prepared."

"I'm really happy to have come through and put in a good performance here" Gary added.

Tara Hyer-Tira of the USA dives from the 20 metre platformGetty Images
Tara Hyer-Tira takes a leap form the 20-metre platform

He received perfect 10s from two of the five judges, which propelled him to a winning score of 533.90 points and three wins out of three events this season.

On the women's side, American Rachelle Simpson topped the podium commenting that she was "really, really happy" with the result.

Cliff Diving World SeriesGetty Images
Some of the world's best divers competed in the event

She added: " I think this year is going to be a big race, as the girls are getting braver and wanting to do more tricks. It's going to be an exciting year for us with two more competitions to come."

David Colturi of the USA dives from the 27 metre platformGetty Images
The competition took place at Possum Kingdom Lake in Texas, US

The series now heads to Copenhagen, Denmark for the next round in three weeks.

The world series is an organised event and the divers are highly trained, so please don't try this at home.