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Rachelle SIMPSON
Sport High Diving
NOC United States   
GenderWomen
Born08 Jan 1988
Height1.62 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Family
Husband Josh Simpson
Residence
San Antonio, TX, USA
Occupation
Artist, Coach
Languages
English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up diving at about age 13 and began competing in high diving in 2014.
Why this sport?
She was involved in gymnastics as a girl but began finding the sport more difficult as she got older, so she switched to diving. When a women's competition was added to the Cliff Diving World Series she sent in a video of her jumps and was invited to compete. "I was a competitive gymnast and 10m platform diver growing up, but it wasn't until I was working in China as part of a Cirque Du Soleil-style show that I was introduced to high diving. Then I applied for a spot in the Diving World Series and was accepted."
General Interest
Nicknames
Rocco (Facebook profile, 18 Oct 2020)
Hobbies
Yoga, dogs, hiking, coffee. (Instagram profile, 05 Oct 2020)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Mind over matter." (ksat.com, 18 Aug 2014)
Other information
OVERCOMING FEAR
She admits to getting scared ahead of her high dives. "I'm afraid every time. But I'm also addicted to overcoming the fear." (marieclaire.com, 23 Aug 2016)

PERFORMER
Prior to becoming a competitive cliff diver she spent time working in a show at Sea World in the United States of America. She then moved to Macau, China to join the cast of a Chinese water-based theatrical production. (marieclaire.com, 23 Aug 2016; buzzfeed.com, 25 Jan 2015)

 Competition Highlights
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