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Australia’s Rhiannan Iffland, Romania’s Constantin Popovici win Boston leg of Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series

Iris Schmidbauer of Germany hurtles toward the Boston Harbor during day one of the Boston leg of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series.John Tlumacki/Globe Staff

Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art hosted a different kind of artistry this weekend, as the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series made its only North American stop with divers leaping from the ICA roof into the Boston Harbor.

Australia’s Rhiannan Iffland, the tour’s six-time reigning champion, achieved a perfect score to take another crown in the women’s division. Canada’s Molly Carlson, last year’s winner in Boston, gave Iffland a stiff challenge on the first day of competition before the Aussie pulled away on day two.

Romanian Constantin Popovici earned the first 10 of the season from the judges (and a new competition score record) to top the men’s division on a cloudy, chilly Saturday by the water. Ten-time champion Gary Hunt had to settle for fourth on the day.


Spectators watch on as Colombia's Miguel Garcia hits the water.John Tlumacki/Globe Staff