VIDEO: Sheffield water bombers put on a splashing display

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Eight teams of brilliant belly-floppers made a splash at the annual World Water Bombing Championships at Ponds Forge.

Eight-legged insects, fluorescent human ‘crash dummies’ and even a Roman army made up the teams at the tenth annual event.

The Macmillan Cancer World Water Bombing contest takes place at Ponds Forge. Pic: Sarah Washbourn.

The Macmillan Cancer World Water Bombing contest takes place at Ponds Forge. Pic: Sarah Washbourn.

Each team had to try to impress the judges by making the biggest splash possible as they jumped from Ponds Forge’s three-metre diving board.

The crowd went wild as each fancy-dressed diver tried their best to water bomb their way to glory.

HelpSheffield Elves team member Tom Molloy, aged 28, of Hillsborough, said after his waterbomb: “It was fun.

“I was heavily weighed down by my elf costume but I managed to keep my hat on which I think was my biggest achievement.”

Team MMA Allstars member Andy Howling, aged 31, of Norton, who was dressed in full Spartan gear including sword and shield, said: “I was trying to get as many spins as I could and I thought if I could hit the water hard enough I might get more marks.

“It’s great to see that people are enjoying themselves so much.”

The championships aimed to raise £10,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support. Spectators made a £2 donation to see the bombers in action.

 

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