So Paredes leads after two rounds, with Hunt in third. Here are the full standings so far -
1- Jonathan Paredes (MEX) – 168.60
2- Alessandro De Rose (W) (ITA) – 159.40
3- Gary Hunt (GBR) – 155.20
4- Michal Navratil (CZE) – 155.00
5- Kris Kolanus (POL) – 153.00
6- Nikita Fedotov (W) (RUS) - 151.00
7- Sergio Guzman (MEX) – 148.80
8- Andy Jones (USA) - 142.00
9- Steven LoBue (USA) – 139.30
10- Blake Aldridge (GBR) – 132.00
11- Orlando Duque (COL) – 118.20
12- Kyle Mitrione (W) (USA) - 111.40
13- Miguel Garcia (W) (COL) – 101.20
In terms of the title fight, Paredes needs to win and hope Hunt finishes outside the top six. So it's looking good right now for the Brit to bag his seventh World Series title.
The women are just completing their warm up dives, and will begin their third round in a few moments.
News just coming through from the women's camp is that Adriana Jimenez has been forced to pull out of today's final rounds due to injury. Such a shame for the Mexican as she was well positioned to shoot for the title today. That leaves Rhiannan Iffland and Australian compatriot Helena Merten in the fight for overall victory.
We're well into the women's third round now. Up steps Rhiannan Iffland...
It's another solid dive from the defending champion - 7.5, 7.5, 7.5 - and she'll be delighted with that considering her knees are still not in great shape following her recent injury.
Wildcard Yana Nestsiarava comes into this third round in second place as it stands. 6, 6.5, 6 for the Belarusian and she edges past Iffland.
Helena Merten will dive last in this third round. Can she keep the pressure on Iffland?
Oh no, it's all gone wrong for the Australian as she only picks up twos from the judges after a bad entry into the water. She's fine after that, but it's dealt a huge blow to her title chances.
So, here's how the women's standings look after three rounds -
1- Yana Nestsiarava (W) (BLR) – 188.80
2- Rhiannan Iffland (AUS) – 188.40
3- Anna Bader (W) (GER) – 167.00
4- Helena Merten (AUS) – 159.90
5- Cesilie Carlton (USA) – 157.80
6- Jacqueline Valente (W) (BRA) – 145.30
7- Adriana Jimenez (MEX) – 122.20
Back up to the 27m platform now for the men's third round.
Four divers down already in this men's third round, and it's Aldridge who has impressed the judges most so far. 8, 8, 8.5 for the Brit and that's much better after a disappointing second round dive.
Let's see what the impressive wildcard Nikita Fedotov can do now.
Just sixes for the Russian youngster, but he might make it into the final round with that.
8, 8, 7 for Kolanus, and the Pole edges past Aldridge into the lead.
8, 8, 8.5 from Navratil and the Czech briefly snatches the lead. But Hunt follows that with a stunning effort and powers into top spot with a 20 point advantage. Can De Rose or Paredes match that?
A solid dive for De Rose moves him to third.
Wow! Magical from Paredes! His new dive has been up and down for him this season, but he absolutely nails it here and the judges pull out 9.5s. He cruises past Hunt with that and holds a 20 point advantage over the Brit heading into the final round.
Here are the men's standings after round three -
1- Jonathan Paredes (MEX) – 302.55
2- Gary Hunt (GBR) – 282.60
3- Michal Navratil (CZE) – 260.35
4- Alessandro De Rose (W) (ITA) – 256.15
5- Kris Kolanus (POL) – 247.30
6- Blake Aldridge (GBR) – 247.15
7- Andy Jones (USA) - 236.60
8- Sergio Guzman (MEX) – 234.30
9- Nikita Fedotov (W) (RUS) - 228.40
10- Steven LoBue (USA) – 224.80
11- Orlando Duque (COL) – 221.70
12- Kyle Mitrione (W) (USA) - 189.30
13- Miguel Garcia (W) (COL) – 177.05
There is very little room around the diving spot for fans, but an impressive crowd of 3000 has turned out just a few hundred feet away to enjoy the action on a big screen.
So, we're just moments away from the women's final. News of another injury, and this time it's Cesilie Carlton who has pulled out. So, five women will head to the 21m platform for this final round.
Jaki Valente, up onto her hands to kick this final round off. But that's a heavy landing and low scores for the Brazilian.
Can Helena Merten make up some much needed points here?
Very nice from the Australian. Three sevens thrust her back to the top spot for now.
Anna Bader makes it three armstand take-offs in a row. Not her best dive there, but the German is up into second place.
Rhiannan Iffland now, nursing a knee injury.
What a dive from Iffland. Considering she hasn't practiced at all for this event, what courage and character she has shown here. Three eights and she is officially the World Series champion once again.
RHIANNAN IFFLAND WINS IN LAGO RANCO AND IS CROWNED WORLD SERIES CHAMPION!
Yana Nestsiarava can only score 6.5s and that means Iffland crowns her season with another win and she will take home the King Kahekili trophy once again. What courage, what strength and what another amazing season for the Australian.
Here are the women's final standings in Lago Ranco -
1- Rhiannan Iffland (AUS) – 279.60
2- Yana Nestsiarava (W) (BLR) – 264.85
3- Helena Merten (AUS) – 248.10
4- Anna Bader (W) (GER) – 229.70
5- Jacqueline Valente (W) (BRA) – 197.80
6- Cesilie Carlton (USA) – 157.80
7- Adriana Jimenez (MEX) – 122.20
Here we go then with the very last dives of the season. It's the men's final round coming up.
Sergio Guzman, returning from a shocking injury in Mostar that left him unconscious in the water, shows amazing bravery and brilliant skill to pick up 8, 8.5, 7.5 from the judges with that Back 4 Somersault dive.
Andy Jones picks up 6.5s for his final dive. Not the finish he would have wanted, but it's been another solid season from the American.
Blake Aldridge had a slight chance of winning the title coming into this event, but today hasn't been one of his best. The Brit picks up low scores for his final dive, and there'll be no podium for him today.
Kris Kolanus moves into second place behind Guzman, and the Pole will be happy with his first season back as a permanent diver.
6, 6, 6.5 for Alessandro De Rose. Not the Italian's best dive, but it moves him up into first place.
Three divers left in this final round of the season. Here comes Michal Navratil...
What a dive from Navratil. He hasn't made the podium this season, but he'll be in the top three today, that's for sure. Three eights and he's into the lead.
Gary Hunt now. Just needs a solid dive and he'll take the title once again. Can he do enough to win this event though?
Unbelievable! Hunt scores zero points for a failed dive. Jonathan Paredes is now in prime position to take the title. What a story this could be.
JONATHAN PAREDES WINS IN LAGO RANCO AND BECOMES THE NEW MEN'S WORLD SERIES CHAMPION!
Well, can you believe it? Devastation for Hunt, but Paredes has had a sensational day of diving here in Chile and fully deserves to take home the King Kahekili trophy with that performance. That third dive from the Mexican piled the pressure on Hunt, and the Brit uncharacteristically buckled. Sensational scenes here.
Here are the men's final standings in Lago Ranco -
1- Jonathan Paredes (MEX) - 403.00
2- Michal Navratil (CZE) – 373.15
3- Alessandro De Rose (W) (ITA) – 342.10
4- Sergio Guzman (MEX) – 337.50
5- Kris Kolanus (POL) – 330.90
6- Blake Aldridge (GBR) – 327.65
7- Andy Jones (USA) - 326.30
8- Gary Hunt (GBR) – 282.60
Well done to Navratil and De Rose too, finishing second and third respectively.
It's celebration time for Iffland and Paredes as they collect the King Kahekili trophy. This season was billed as the most unpredictable ever, and no one could have written the script for this type of finale. Iffland overcomes pain and injury to show the heart of a real champion, and Paredes pulls out his best performance ever to topple six-time champion Hunt. What a day, what a season. See you in 2018!