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Poor Weather Postpones Irish Free Diver’s Challenge In World Championship

10th September 2019
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Claire Walsh is representing Ireland this week at the Aida Depth World Championship Claire Walsh is representing Ireland this week at the Aida Depth World Championship Photo: LouiseByrneNews/Twitter

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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