Jessica Macaulay

United Kingdom

Jessica Macaulay

United Kingdom

Wildcard diver Jessica Macaulay was the surprise package of the previous season's opener in the US, securing the first ever podium for a female British diver in the World Series in only her second appearance. After her second round stunner from 21m, a back 3 somersaults, which broke the record for the highest scoring women's dive until that day, the then 25-year-old completed the 20th women's event on second place.

"I was so excited to be there and I've been wanting that for so long. I was having so much fun; I think that's helping me to do my best," Macaulay, who works as a high diver on a cruise ship, says. "All the divers, they just really motivate me to do my best. I really want everybody to do their best, always cheering people on and when they do great, it really inspires me to do great as well."

After six starts, including three podiums, the passionate high liner and declared adrenaline junkie only misses a first place. An accomplishment the 26-year-old clearly has on her to-do list for this season.