Lonely Planet Writer

Favourite wins Mostar bridge-diving competition for the ninth time

Mostar’s 449th annual bridge diving competition took place at the weekend, with 50 brave participants taking the 20-metre leap from beautiful Stari Most bridge into the Neretva River below.

Mostar bridge, Bosnia and Hercegovina.
Mostar bridge, Bosnia and Hercegovina. Image by Dennis Jarvis / CC BY-SA 2.0

Of the 28 entrants who plunged in head-first, the winner was local favourite Lorens Listo, who had already won the competition eight previous times. Read more and watch the video of his impressive dive: rferl.org