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Carpenter Finishes Fifth in 20-Meter High Diving at World Aquatics Championships

Meili Carpenter finished fifth in women’s 20-meter high diving Wednesday at the World Aquatics Championships in Fukuoka, Japan.

Carpenter led the U.S. team, which had four women competing in high diving at the World Championships.

Carpenter scored 299.55 points over four dives to finish fifth. She was fifth after Tuesday’s first two rounds and held on to that spot after closing out competition with 96.75 points on a back triple somersault with two twists.

Ellie Smart also turned in a top-10 finish for the U.S., as she scored 248.50 points for 10th. Maria Smirnov made her World Championships debut with 208.35 points for 14th, and Susanna Fish was 16th at 203.10 in her first World Championships.

Australia’s Rhiannan Iffland won gold with 357.40 points, while Canadians won a pair of medals. Molly Carlson scored 322.80 for silver, and Jessica Macaulay took bronze at 320.95.

High diving at the World Championships wraps up Thursday, July 27 with the last two rounds of the men’s 27-meter competition. Matt Cooper, James Lichtenstein and David Colturi will compete for the United States. Competition will begin at 11 p.m. ET on Wednesday and will be streamed on the World Aquatics Recast Channel.

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