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The Czech 'Superman' did his trademark dive at the World Championships

Is it a bird?

(Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP/Press Association Images)

CZECH DIVER MICHAL Navratil gave the crowd what they wanted — and pulled on his red cape for one last dive.

Navratil, 28, finished fourth yesterday in the inaugural high diving event at the FINA World Championships in Barcelona, won by Orlando Duque.

But when the competition was finished, he agreed to do one of his iconic ‘Superman’ dives from the 27-metre platform.

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Navratil made his name as part of the popular Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series, which has been running since 2009.

This is the first time that high diving has been included at the World Championships, with the final taking place in Barcelona harbour yesterday.

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