Meili Carpenter of the USA dives from the 20 metre balcony during the training day of the third stop of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series in Polignano a Mare, Italy on June 30, 2023.
Meili Carpenter

Meili
Carpenter

United States

United States

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Cliff Diving

A latecomer to the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series, Meili Carpenter was 33 years old when she made her debut in Downpatrick Head in Ireland in 2021.

Date of birth

8 December 1987

Place of birth

Colorado

Age

36

Nationality

United States

United States

Career start

2021

Disciplines

Cliff Diving

Contract obligations, injuries and a global pandemic had delayed her entrance into the sport, but since she arrived she’s enjoyed a great deal of success from the women’s 21m platform. Two podiums in 2022 helped her to a sixth-place finish overall, and with it a permanent place for the following season. Although the 36-year-old couldn’t make it onto the podium again in 2023, four top-5 finishes ensured she ended the season one place higher in the overall standings.

Before her World Series career began, Carpenter had made the best of her time and invested her energy into a college career just to study chemistry and psychology, summa cum laude, and top it off with a Master’s degree in education.