RHIANNAN IFFLAND WINS AND RETAINS WORLD SERIES TITLE!
Rhiannan Iffland has one hand on the title, she just needs to land this final dive and she will be champion again.
A solid final dive from Yana Nestsiarava, and now it all comes down to one final dive.
Maybe the pressure and fatigue was just creeping in there, as the Mexican sends up a big splash upon entry. Just 7, 7, 6.5 for that one. That might just be the end of her brave title challenge.
Three divers left in this final. Can Adriana Jimenez turn up the heat on Rhiannan Iffland?
Very nice from the Canadian, and the judges flash three 8.5s to the mum-of-three.
Here comes Lysanne Richard with a running take-off...
Ginger Huber, the oldest diver in the World Series, earns a couple of 6s for her Inward 2 Somersaults 1/2 Twist.
Low scores for Antonina Vyshyvanova, and we're half way through this final round now.
Xantheia Pennisi picks up a 7 and a couple of 6.5s, and now Jessica Macaulay is up dancing on the platform. Great energy from the Brit, and she rounds off her brilliant season as wildcard with 7.5, 7.5, 8. She's into the lead for now.
Jaki Valente won't repeat her podium finish from this location last year. The Brazilian can only earn 6, 6, 5.5 from the judges.
Maria Paula Quintero opens up the final round with three 6.5s for her Inward 3 Somersaults 1/2 Twist.
One more dive left for the men and women, and two titles will be decided in these final leaps of the season. Here we go with the women's final.
70,000 spectators have packed onto every vantage point here to enjoy this final showdown.
A couple of 6.5s and a 7 for the Mexican, and that's not going to be good enough to keep him in the fight. This looks like a straight shootout between Hunt and Lobue in the final now.
Some great diving going on here. Kris Kolanus, Andy Jones and Michal Navratil are in the water for 8s and 8.5s. Hunt still holds onto his lead though, but here comes Jonathan Paredes with the final dive of the round.
It's the dive of the day so far from Hunt as he rips the Adriatic to earn a couple of 9s from the judges. He fires into a 12 point lead at the top, and if he can stay there after one more dive he will make it title number 7.
Gary Hunt has been the comeback kid during the last few stops with three wins in a row. Will he continue his strong form here?
That's just what the American needed, three 8.5s move him into second place just a point behind De Rose.
7s for Blake Aldridge, and next up is title contender Steven LoBue. This needs to be good if he wants to stay in the fight.
And it's brilliant from De Rose. Three 8.5s thrust him into a healthy lead. Could he repeat his sensational victory here from last year?
The crowd are going wild and that can only mean one thing, homegrown here Alessandro De Rose is next up on the platform. The Italian is up onto his hands and away he goes...
Constantin Popovici has been an exciting new addition at the last few stops, and the Romanian moves into the lead with a solid dive. Not so good for Owen Weymouth though, who collects 5.5s.
A piece of World Series history this weekend as 16-year-old Brit Aidan Heslop makes his debut and becomes the youngest diver in the sport's history. And what a dive too, 8, 8.5, 8.5 from the judges. This boy is going to be some cliff diver in the future.
The attention moves 6m north to the men's 27m platform now. Oleksiy Prygorov gets things underway in the 3rd round with three 6s.
Rhiannan Iffland looks in very good shape to make it three World Series titles in a row. She has just ripped the Adriatic for 8, 8, 8.5 and extends her lead at the top to 31 points. Crucially though, she is now 43 points ahead of Jimenez with one dive to go.
Not great from the Mexican. There was a lot of splash there and the judges can go no higher than 7.
Now, this is where things get interesting. Adriana Jimenez, current World Series leader, has a great chance to win the title today. This needs to be good though to put the pressure on Rhiannan Iffland.
Yana Nestsiarava nails her dive, and the judges flash a couple of 8.5s for that. Very nice from the Belarusian.
Lysanne Richard steps up to the 21m platform. Can she still have a say in this title fight? Not great scores for the Canadian - 7, 7.5, 6.5. It's enough to move into the lead for now.
Medium scores for Jessica Macaulay, 7, 7, 7.5 from the judges. The Brit is up into second place though.
Three divers down already in this women's 3rd round. 6s for Maria Paula Quintero, 8s for Xantheia Pennisi, then Ginger Huber throws a cracker for 9s.
Just 10 minutes until the women kick-off their third round. The crowds and the excitement are building nicely beneath the clear blue skies here.
It's tight at the top, with three men and three women still fighting for the title as the season enters its final dives in this stunning location on the Adriatic coast. Here's a little recap of the contenders.
This is it, the grande finale of the 2018 season in beautiful Polignano a Mare in Italy. After six thrilling stops it all comes down to the final dives to decide who will take home the King Kahekili Trophy. Three men and three women are all in with a chance, so stay tuned right here for the latest updates and live action.