Clare Cryan finishes 11th in 1m springboard final

Clare Cryan has finished 11th in the 1m Springboard final at the European Aquatic Championships in Rome
Clare Cryan finishes 11th in 1m springboard final

IN SYNC: Ireland's Clare Cryan. Pic: INPHO/Giorgio Perottino

Clare Cryan has finished 11th in the 1m Springboard final at the European Aquatic Championships in Rome.

She finished with a score of 227.75 after her five dives.

Conditions were unforgiving at the Foro Italico with afternoon temperatures of 33-degrees and an unforgiving sun hampering visibility.

Cryan was happy with her performance afterward and told RTÉ she felt 'steady' all through the competition.

“It was a really nice competition. I was steady through it all, no dramas, but just didn’t really quite hit anything as good as it could be."

Cryan said that making the final was great, but that the nerves built as she was made to wait to secure qualification.

“I was so happy, it was bit of a nervous wait to see where I finished because there was 24 girls that are all doing a similar sort of programme. So it was a bit of a long wait because I was near the beginning of the prelims but it was very nice to make the final.”

Cryan had earlier opened the European Diving Championships for Ireland at the Foro Italico in Rome when qualifying for the final.

In 32-degree heat, Cryan had a composed round of five dives to qualify for Tuesday afternoon’s final which began at 2.10pm Irish time.

Cryan scored consistently across the rounds with her best score, 50.40, coming in her opening Inward 1 ½ Somersaults.

She progressed in eighth overall with 230.40 points.

Sheffield-native Cryan qualifies for Ireland through her grandfather who hails from Roscommon and a grandmother of Sligo extraction and has lived in Ireland since 2017.

She is back in action on Friday in the 3m Springboard.

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