Australia's Iffland grabs historic world champs high dive gold

Rhiannan Iffland became the first ever high diver from Australia to win gold at a world championships, on the penultimate day of the meet in Budapest on Saturday.
The 25-year-old also became the youngest ever world champion in the event, as well as the first non-American champion.
Iffland scored 320.70 points ahead of Mexico's Adriana Jimenez (308.90), who finished fourth in 2015, and Yana Nestsiarava of Belarus (303.95), who matched her bronze from two years ago.
The spectacular diving tower was erected on the river Danube in the Hungarian capital opposite the parliament building.
"It's been an amazing couple of days, getting up to that amazing platform, amazing facility that they put together for us," Iffland told reporters.
In 2013 Cesilie Carlton, who came sixth this time, won the event, while Rachelle Simpson took gold in 2015.
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