If the Statue of Liberty could clap, it would have.
On Monday, Colombian diver Orlando Duque gave a magnificent show in front of the famous New York landmark. The 38-year-old athlete performed the 75-foot tuck dive from a helicopter into the New York harbor to promote the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series.
Duque, the first and current high diving world champion, fell at 80 kilometers per hour to publicize the Red Bull event in Boston on Sunday, where 14 competitors will dive from the roof of the Institute of Contemporary Art.
The Colombian daredevil had only one chance to perform the dive into the Hudson River. Without hesitation, the holder of two Guinness world records jumped off the helicopter to perform his stunt with impressive precision.
The Red Bull Cliff Diving series Facebook shows a video of Duque boarding the helicopter and performing the jump. The page also shared a photograph of the moment the Colombian athlete dove into the water.