Carlson wins first career Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series Event
Molly Carlson won her first career Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series event edging out Australian Rhiannan Iffland and American Meili Carpenter on Saturday in Boston.
Making her sixth career start on the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series, Carlson ended Iffland’s streak of 14 consecutive wins over four seasons.
Jessica Macaulay finished fifth with a combined score of 311.10.
Carlson scored 377.40 in the first Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series stop of the 2022 season. The 23-year-old was second following three rounds with a score of 269.10 and scored 108.3 on her final dive.
The Thunder Bay, Ont. native started last season as a wild card and finished third in the overall standings to earn a permanent spot on the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series for this season.
Macaulay, who hails from Great Yarmouth in the United Kingdom and holds dual citizenship, is representing Canada on the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series for a second straight season.
The 29-year-old, who was second overall during the 2021 season behind only Iffland, was seventh through three dives and scored 108.00 on her final dive of the afternoon to finish fifth.
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