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Second National Record For Irish Free Diver In World Championship

15th September 2019
Second National Record For Irish Free Diver In World Championship Photo: Claire Walsh Life/Facebook

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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