The women’s Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series kicked off in Fort Worth, Texas, at Possum Kingdom Lake last weekend with some fantastic performances.
If you haven’t heard of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series, it’s basically like your regular Olympic high dive -- with a twist. Each diver treks through harsh conditions to get to the diving platform, and instead of walking up to it, divers repel down the cliff to take their jump.
This is the first women’s Red Bull Diving event. The competition had been for men since 2009.
The competition consisted of four women from the United States, one woman from Mexico, one from Germany and another from Brazil.
Texan Rachelle Simpson took first place in the competition with a score of 222.30, but she wasn’t the only Texan that found the podium. Cesilie Carlton took third in the event with a score of 215.55, narrowly trailing second place finisher Anna Bader of Germany, who finished with a score of 218.70.
The second diving competition will take place in Kragero, Norway, on July 12. Other scheduled stops include Spain, Ireland, Portugal and Brazil.