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Cesilie
Carlton
United States of AmericaUnited States of America, USA
High diving

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
27 March 1981
Height
163 cm
Weight
52 kg
Marital status
Married
Family
Husband Jason Carlton
Residence
San Antonio, TX, USA
Occupation
Athlete, Entertainment Industry
Languages
English

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began high diving in 2009.
Why this sport?
She competed in swimming and gymnastics and one day during swimming practice she realised she could combine the two sports and took up high diving. She was also encouraged by her husband Jason. "He's been high diving for around 20 years. When I first met him, I thought he was insane. I'd never even heard of high diving until I started dating him. He told me he dived off a 90-foot high [27m]. I thought it was to impress me, and it worked. It really did."

General Interest

Hero / Idol
Her husband and high diver, Jason Carlton. (redbulletin.com, 07 May 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"The secret of my success is to have no doubts. Make my jumps consistently." (globo.com, 03 Jun 2016)
Awards and honours
She was named the International Swimming Federation [FINA] 2013 Female High Diver of the Year. (insidethegames.biz, 06 Jan 2014)
Other sports
She has competed as an elite level gymnast. (redbulletin.com, 07 May 2014)
Famous relatives
Her husband Jason Carlton is also an international high diver. (Instagram profile, 07 Jul 2015)
Ambitions
To compete in high diving at the Olympic Games. (redbulletin.com, May 2014)
Other information
FEAR OF HEIGHTS
She admits to a fear of heights. "Look, I know this is going to sound crazy, but I have a pretty good fear of heights going on when I am up there. A lot of people have been saying it is vertigo but it is not, it is a fear of heights. A pretty significant fear of heights." (scmp.com, 01 Sep 2013)

STAR OF THE SHOW
She has performed in theme park and 'daredevil' shows across the world including at the City of Dreams Casino in Macau, China, where she performed in two 90 minute shows twice daily, performing a series of high dives. (redbulletin.com, 07 May 2014; Facebook profile, 26 Dec 2014)

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