The third competitive day of the AIDA Individual Freediving Depth World Championships had the women show the men how to do it!  24 athletes from 12 countries took to the blue and white platforms off the coast of the Roatan to prove who is best in Constant Weight (CWT).

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

Unlike two days ago where the Men really struggled during their Free Immersion (FIM) competition day, the women were extremely strong during today’s Constant Weight dives. Continuing the trend of women getting stronger over the last 18 months.

Alenka Artnik. Photo by Daan Verhoeven
Alenka Artnik. Photo by Daan Verhoeven

We saw most of the dives come up clean, as well as a National & Pan-American Continental Record for Sofia Gomez Uribe from Colombia at 96m who looked very relaxed during her dive.

Sofia Gomez Uribe. Photo by Daan Verhoeven
Sofia Gomez Uribe. Photo by Daan Verhoeven

As usual, athlete protests and judge reviews are yet to happen but based on performances today the top three podium places are likely to be:

  • GOLD – Alenka Artnik (Slovenia) – 100m
  • SILVER – Alessia Zecchini (Italy) – 98m
  • BRONZE – Sayuri Kinoshita (Japan) – 97m
Alessia Zecchini. Photo by Daan Verhoeven
Alessia Zecchini. Photo by Daan Verhoeven

Whilst we wait for the final results after protests, you can rewatch the whole day below courtesy of 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.

Stephan Whelan
Stephan is the Founder of DeeperBlue.com. His passion for the underwater world started at 8 years-old with a try-dive in a hotel pool on holiday that soon formulated into a passion he pursued in all his spare time. In 1996 his passion for the underwater world led him to setup DeeperBlue.com. When he gets time he enjoys both Freediving and Scuba Diving when not traveling for work or enjoying time with his family in London.

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