‘Super stoked’ Rhiannan Iffland collects high dive three-peat at world titles
Australia's Rhiannan Iffland with her high diving gold medal at the world championships in Japan. Photo: EPA
Australian high diver Rhiannan Iffland has become the first person to win three consecutive world championship gold medals.
The 31-year-old led from start to finish in Wednesday’s competition in Fukuoka, Japan.
Iffland’s seven dives from the 20-metre platform included a perfect 10 and she logged a 9.0 on her final dive to clinch victory.
“I am super stoked … there was a lot of pressure going into that last round,” she said.
“But somebody told me last week that pressure is a privilege and that was the way I tried to approach that round.
“Just go for it and do what I know how to do.”
Iffland’s final score of 357.40 was 34.60 points ahead of Molly Carlson with another Canadian Jessica Macaulay (320.95) taking bronze.