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Irish Woman Sets New National Free Diving Record In France

13th September 2019
Claire Walsh approaches her record depth in yesterday’s CWT dive Claire Walsh approaches her record depth in yesterday’s CWT dive Photo: AIDA Freediving/YouTube

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:

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