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History Made As Team Ireland Divers Confirmed For Tokyo 2020

Team Ireland Diving Ollie Dingley
6 July 2021; Team Ireland diver Oliver Dingley has been formally chosen to compete within the Olympic Games in Tokyo. He competes within the Men’s 3m Springboard within the Tokyo Aquatics Centre from the two – 3 August. This can be his second Olympic Games, and a primary for Team Ireland, who for the primary time are fielding two divers. Olympic debutant Tanya Watson can be competing within the Women’s 10m Platform occasion from the 4 – 5 August 2021. Photo by Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile *** NO REPRODUCTION FEE ***

Team Ireland has chosen their two divers for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic video games this summer season with one feminine diver included – a primary for the group.

Tanya Watson certified for the Women’s 10m platform and can be one half of the Irish Olympic diving group.

Rio 2016 finalist Ollie Dingley can be going to his second Olympic video games and can compete within the Men’s Springboard 3m occasion.

“Firstly, I’d like to say thank you to everyone who made this possible. It’s a real privilege to represent Ireland at my second Olympic Games,” stated Dingley.

“I really feel very fortunate that we will get to go and compete on the Olympics after what has been a really unsure time for everyone.

“This will be my third competition in over two years, and I really just can’t wait to get out there and compete and do my best.”

Team Ireland Diver Tanya Watson
5 October 2018; Tanya Watson of Team Ireland, from Derry, throughout a diving coaching session within the aquatic centre on the Youth Olympic Park forward of the beginning of the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Photo by Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile

19-year-old Tanya Watson can be wanting ahead to this summer season’s Olympics too.

The Southampton-born diver certified after entering into the Top 18 of the FINA Diving World Cup in Tokyo.

Team Ireland has additionally made historical past by sending multiple diver to the Olympics for the primary time, in response to Swim Ireland Performance Director John Rudd.

“We’re all thrilled to see this talented team of two selected to compete in diving at the Games, particularly as this is the very first time we’ve ever fielded more than one diver at an Olympics – as well as Tanya having the honour of being our first-ever female Olympic diver….we can look forward to some exciting days of competition in the Olympic weeks ahead,” stated Rudd.

Tanya progressed from Ireland’s Youth Olympic group of 2018 and has added extra nice performances and accolades to her title since reaching the ultimate in Buenos Aires.

28-year-old Ollie Dingley has a notable quantity of accolades too, together with the Irish document for the 1m and 3m Springboard.

Team Ireland Chef de Mission for Tokyo 2020, Tricia Heberle, is happy to see the divers in motion.

Heberle stated: “We know it has been a challenging qualifying pathway and we are very excited to support them both.”


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