Americans place 1-2 in inaugural high diving event

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Gold medalist Cesilie Carlton from U.S. poses during the podium ceremony after the women's 20 meter high dive final at the FINA Swimming World Championships in Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday, July 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — American Cesilie Carlton has won gold in 20-meter diving — the equivalent of jumping off a seven-story building — at the inaugural high diving competition at the swimming world championships

Carlton impressed the judges with her final dive, a triple half pike. American Ginger Huber finished second on Tuesday, jumping off a temporary platform into Barcelona's harbor.

Carlton won gold with a total of 211.60 points, Huber had 206.70 and Anna Bader of Germany took bronze.

The 32-year-old Carlton, who is from San Antonio, Texas, works in the Chinese city of Macau.

The men's 27-meter competition — jumping off the equivalent of nine stories — ends Wednesday.