19-year-old Tanya Watson makes history to secure Olympic place

19-year-old Tanya Watson makes history to secure Olympic place

WHAT AN achievement for the 19-year-old.

Tanya Watson has ensured that she will be heading to Tokyo this summer, after securing an Olympic place.

At just 19 years of age, she becomes the first Irish female diver to qualify for the Olympic games, following her success at the FINA Diving World Cup in Tokyo.

She finished 16th in the prelims for the 10M Platform, which means she advances to the semi-finals of the World Cup and ensures her spot in Tokyo this summer.

Diving right into the history books!

Irish woman Ciara McGing just missed out on an automatic qualifying place in the same competition, and must now wait until later in the month to see if she has made the cut.

This was just the latest bit of good Olympic news that occurred over the past number of days too.

Sunday evening saw Ireland's Mixed Relay team also qualify for the Tokyo Olympics.

The 4x400m team of Christopher O'Donnell, Phil Healy, Sharlene Mawdsley and Thomas Barr finished third in their Heat at the World Relays in Poland, booking their ticket for this summer's event.

Speaking after the race, the team said that they just wanted to "come out and do the country proud".

And they surely did.

Roll on July!