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St Peter's at the Tokyo Olympics

The college community has been watching this year's Olympics with special attention, in particular the progress of our incoming fresher, Tanya Watson (Chemistry), who has been competing for Team Ireland in the Women's 10m platform diving event.

Tanya started her sporting career as a gymnast before turning to diving with considerable success. A World and European Junior finalist in 2018, she trained at Dublin’s National Aquatic Centre to pursue her Olympic goal, sealing her place at the Games at the Diving World Cup in Tokyo in early May to become Ireland’s first female Olympic diving representative.

Tanya's debut at the Tokyo Games was one to remember, as she progressed from Tuesday's preliminary rounds to the semi-finals on Wednesday, narrowly missing out on a place in the final by just three places. 

Tanya is the third Olympian associated with St Peter's, after our founding Master, Christopher Chavasse, who represented Great Britain at the 1908 Olympics, and Dr Malav Shroff (1992), who represented India at the 2004 Athens Olympics and was coach of the India Sailing Team at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. 

You can watch her semi-final performance on the BBC i-Player (from 1:34:45 on the clock).

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