Rachelle Simpson wins Women's World Series

Rachelle Simpson, Adriana Jimenez and Ginger Huber celebrate on the podium at the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series event in Mexico.
American's third win in three events secures title in Mexico on Friday.

American Rachelle Simpson's third win in three events secures title in Mexico on Friday.

One of eight female athletes competing from 20 metres at the Ik Kil cenote on the Yucatán Peninsula, Rachelle beat Mexico's Adriana Jimenez and the USA's Ginger Huber to top spot, and the title.

Pushed all the way by wildcard Jimenez who claimed her first World Series podium in her home event, Simpson also overcame illness to follow up previous victories in the USA and Norway and make it a clean sweep with another triumph in Mexico.

"I'm so happy," said Simpson, 26, from Texas. "It's an indescribable feeling to have won the first Women's World Series. I was ill yesterday so I was very nervous at the start, but the first two dives went very well. By the time the third one came round I had nothing left and I ended up being a bit short. I was a bit worried after that one that I might not win, but it proved enough, so I'm not complaining! This has been the best location so far – it feels really intimate and after Texas and Norway it's a great way to finish the season. I'm already thinking about next year and it will be a case of going back home, doing lots of training and coming back even better."

A day before the men's final, the eight female divers showed again the progression of the sport with the World Series providing a platform for the divers to showcase their skill with dives of increasing difficulty.

Mexico Results
1. Rachelle Simpson (USA) - 208.70pts
2. Adriana Jimenez (MEX, Wildcard) - 201.90
3. Ginger Huber (USA) - 184.45
4. Cesilie Carlton (USA) - 183.90
5. Tara Hyer-Tira (USA, Wildcard) - 167.80
6. Anna Bader (GER) - 158.00
7. Jacqueline Valente (BRA) - 152.30
8. Lysanne Richard (CAN, Wildcard) - 139.60