July 12, 2019

Ireland’s Clare Cryan got her World Championships debut off to the best possible start in Gwangju, South Korea this morning, securing a place in tomorrow’s 1M Springboard Final. 

Cryan put in a stellar performance across her five dives and remained in the top 10 throughout the rounds, her best dive, a forward two and a half somersault pike, coming in her last dive for a score of 50.70, she finished in 5th place overall with 240.70 points. 

Speaking after today’s preliminaries Cryan commented ‘It’s so amazing, I’m shocked. It’s my debut experience at a world event and I was just doing it to enjoy it, I fully enjoyed every second of it. To look up at the end and see I got fifth, I thought oh my god, I had thought that maybe I’d scrape in 12th so it was definitely a shock.’ 

In the Men’s 1M preliminaries, Oliver Dingley scored 314.40 to finish outside of the final places. Cryan and Dingley were both competing in the 1M today ahead of their main events, the 3M Springboard, an Olympic qualification event, taking place next week. 

FINA World Diving & Swimming Championships, 12th – 28th July 2019, Gwangju, South Korea

Result Friday 12th July

Mens 1M Springboard Preliminary

Oliver Dingley


Women 1M Springboard Preliminary

Clare Cryan



Schedule Saturday 13th July

Women 1M Springboard Final

Clare Cryan

 7.30am (Ireland)