The bi-annual AIDA Individual Freediving Depth World Championships kicks off today in Roatan.  27 women athletes from 15 countries took to two platforms to battle it out for glory in Free Immersion (FIM).

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2017 AIDA Individual Freediving World Championships in Roatan
2017 AIDA Individual Freediving World Championships in Roatan

The ladies showed they were out to make history with strong, clean performances with few blackouts and disqualifications.  Protests and judge reviews are yet to happen but we do know that the top three podium places went to:

  • GOLD – Alessia Zecchini (Italy) – 88m (New National Record)
  • SILVER (JOINT) – Sofía Gómez Uribe (Colombia) – 86m
  • SILVER (JOINT) – Jessea Lu (China) – 86m (New National Record)
Alessia Zecchini. Photo from YouTube
Alessia Zecchini. Photo from Facebook

We also saw strong performances, personal bests and new national records by Estrella Navarro (Mexico) at 74m and Sayuri Kinoshita (Japan) at 85m.

Whilst we wait for the final results after protect, you can rewatch the whole event below courtesy of the fantastic setup by Diveye who are live-streaming each day on YouTube and Facebook.

Read all the action from the 2017 Caribbean Cup & AIDA Individual World Championships in Roatan.

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