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Claire Walsh celebrated the finale of free diving’s world championship with a second national record within as many days.

The Kildare woman reached an Irish record depth of 44 metres in the free immersion dive yesterday (Saturday 14 September), an event that had to be rescheduled after poor weather on the Côte d’Azur last Tuesday.

The result came just two days after Walsh set an Irish record in the constant weight (CWT) discipline of 36 metres, and caps a remarkable end to a week that started with a disqualified dive and much uncertainty.

Walsh was Ireland’s first female competitor at the Aida Depth World Championship, held at Villefranche-sur-Mer outside Nice in the south of France.

Watch her record-setting immersion dive below:

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Claire Walsh’s second dive at the Aida Depth World Championship has seen her set a new Irish record, as RTÉ News reports.

Ireland’s first woman to compete in free diving's worlds reached a depth of 36 metres in the constant weight (CWT) discipline yesterday (Thursday 12 September).

The result came after an uncertain week for the 36-year-old from Kildare, whose first dive on Sunday was red-carded and whose second was postponed after poor weather on Tuesday.

She will look to top yesterday’s achievement in the rescheduled free immersion event tomorrow (Saturday 14 September).

RTÉ News has more on the story HERE. And watch her record-setting dive below:

Published in Diving

Irish free diver Claire Walsh will have to wait a little longer to get back out on the water as the Aida Depth World Championship has been postponed due to heavy rains and thunderstorms in Nice today (Tuesday 10 September).

Today’s scheduled women’s immersion dives will now take place at the weekend with the men set to resume tomorrow, according to Deeper Blue.

Walsh’s first dive in yesterday’s constant weight no-fins (CNF) discipline, to a depth of 30 metres, was one of a high number handed red cards for technical infractions and she has yet to put any points on the board.

Ireland’s first female participant in free diving's worlds is also the national record holder with a depth of 44 metres, a bottom time of 50 sec and a dive time of 1 min 30 sec.

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