Americans top the podium at FINA high diving event

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — American Cesilie Carlton has won gold in 20-meter diving — the equivalent of jumping off a seven-story building — at the inaugural high diving competition at the swimming world championships.


Carlton impressed the judges with her final dive, a

triple half pike. American Ginger Huber finished second on Tuesday, jumping off a temporary platform into Barcelona's harbor.


Carlton won gold with a total of 211.60 points, Huber had 206.70 and Anna Bader of Germany took bronze.

Associated Press


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High Diving - 15th FINA World Championships: Day Eleven

BARCELONA, SPAIN - JULY 30: (L-R) Silver medal winner Ginger Huber of USA and Gold medal winner Cesilie Carlton of the USA celebrate after the Women's 20m High Diving on day eleven of the 15th FINA World Championships at Moll de la Fusta on July 30, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

High Diving - 15th FINA World Championships: Day Eleven

BARCELONA, SPAIN - JULY 30: Cesilie Carlton of USA competes during the Women's 20m High Diving on day eleven of the 15th FINA World Championships at Moll de la Fusta on July 30, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

High Diving - 15th FINA World Championships: Day Eleven

BARCELONA, SPAIN - JULY 30: Diana Tomilina of Ukraine competes during the Women's 20m High Diving on day eleven of the 15th FINA World Championships at Moll de la Fusta on July 30, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

High Diving - 15th FINA World Championships: Day Eleven

BARCELONA, SPAIN - JULY 30: Tara Hyer Tira of USA competes in the Women's 20m High Diving on day eleven of the 15th FINA World Championships at Moll de la Fusta on July 30, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

High Diving - 15th FINA World Championships: Day Eleven

BARCELONA, SPAIN - JULY 30: Cesilie Carlton of the USA competes in the Women's 20m High Diving on day eleven of the 15th FINA World Championships at Moll de la Fusta on July 30, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

High Diving - 15th FINA World Championships: Day Eleven

BARCELONA, SPAIN - JULY 30: Cesilie Carlton of USA competes during the Women's 20m High Diving on day eleven of the 15th FINA World Championships at Moll de la Fusta on July 30, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

High Diving - 15th FINA World Championships: Day Eleven

BARCELONA, SPAIN - JULY 30: Ginger Huber of USA competes in the Women's 20m High Diving on day eleven of the 15th FINA World Championships at Moll de la Fusta on July 30, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

High Diving - 15th FINA World Championships: Day Eleven

BARCELONA, SPAIN - JULY 30: Ginger Huber of USA competes in the Women's 20m High Diving on day eleven of the 15th FINA World Championships at Moll de la Fusta on July 30, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

High Diving - 15th FINA World Championships: Day Eleven

BARCELONA, SPAIN - JULY 30: (L-R) Silver medal winner Ginger Huber of USA, Gold medal winner Cesilie Carlton of the USA and Bronze medal winner Anna Bader of Germany celebrate on the podium after the Women's 20m High Diving on day eleven of the 15th FINA World Championships at Moll de la Fusta on July 30, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

High Diving - 15th FINA World Championships: Day Eleven

BARCELONA, SPAIN - JULY 30: Ginger Huber of USA competes during the Women's 20m High Diving on day eleven of the 15th FINA World Championships at Moll de la Fusta on July 30, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)