Bridge diving in Bosnia: Brave enough to make the leap?

If you thought Olympic diving was impressive, then cliff diving is going to blow your mind. In the Bosnian city of Mostar, locals have been diving off their iconic Old Bridge (Stari Most) for centuries.

The first recorded jump from the bridge was in 1664 and the city has held an annual diving competition every year since 1968. In 2015, Mostar was also added as one of the stops on the Red Bull World Cliff Diving Series tour.

Though it’s likely not still enforced today, it was traditionally a right of passage for local 16-year-old boys to jump from the bridge. It was thought that any boy that didn’t complete the

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