Clare Cryan has this afternoon finished in an impressive fifth place in the final of the 3M Springboard in Rome.
Cryan, who took a break from the sport from the beginning of last summer to earlier this year, was appearing in her second final this week at the 2022 European Aquatic Championships, having finished 11th in the 1M Springboard Final on Tuesday.
Following an excellent performance this morning, where she progressed in sixth place, Cryan continued her good form with a great start in her opening dive, scoring 58.50 points, a forward 2½ somersault twist pike. The judges awarded 56.00 for the 28-year-old’s second dive, and following a fantastic third dive, a reverse 2½ somersault pike, Cryan scored 60.45 points, her highest score of the round.
Going into the final two dives in third place, the Irish record holder in the event scored 44.80 points, followed by a score of 48.60 in her fifth and final dive, giving her a total score of 268.35 to finish an excellent fifth place in the final. A total score and final position that bettered this morning’s preliminary result.
Team Ireland will appear for the final time this week as Ciara McGing and Tanya Watson complete in the Women’s Synchronised Platform Final, which will start at 2:30pm tomorrow.