Hes made a big splash in the diving world and is considered by many to be the greatest ever. Currently, hes a mentor for the US Olympic diving team and is a judge for the Red Bull Cliff Diving Tour. Cliff diving is the ultimate outdoor diving sport. Competitors, both men and women, dive from dizzyingly high heights that are up to 91,000 feet in the air and plunge into a body of water below.
Asseff was one of two officials who voted to award the grant. Five voted no. “Here’s a guy who was going to fix up his place and got turned down,” she said. “I just don’t think it’s right to change the rules midstream. At least it would be one more property that looks good.” Commissioner Kevin Biederman defended the decision, saying the city is being smart with taxpayer money.