Gold medalist Rachelle Simpson of the United States competes during the women's 20 meter high dive final at the Swimming World Championships in Kazan, Russia, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Denis Tyrin)
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The judges made them wait, but it was job done for the U.S. divers. Rachelle Simpson and Cesilie Carlton won gold and silver for the U.S. in the women's high dive at the world championships Tuesday, but only after a lengthy wait for scores that left Carlton in suspense on the ground and Simpson shivering 20 meters above.Simpson, waiting on the tower in chilly conditions, didn't let the wait bother her and executed the highest-scoring dive of the competition into the Kazanka river to take the gold.Simpson won with a score of 258.70 points across the three rounds, 102 of them earned off the last dive – a triple somersault with one-and-a-half twists.
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