Tuesday, July 23, 2024

27th AIDA World Championships Begin Next Week


AIDA will be holding its Freediving World Championship in Limassol, Cyprus next week, with 150 athletes from 40 countries vying for personal bests and deeper records.

The September 20th-30th event will feature four disciplines:

* Constant Weight (CWT)
* Constant Weight No Fins (CNF)
* Constant Weight with Bifins (CWTB)
* Free Immersion (FIM)

This year’s competition will be the first world championship featuring the CWTB discipline, which was officially recognized by AIDA in 2019.

Athletes in attendance will include 20-time World Record holder Alexey Molchanov from Russia, current Women’s CWTB World Record holder Jennifer Wendland from Germany and a host of other male and female national record holders.

According to AIDA President Alexandru Russu:

“This is our first big international Freediving event since the start of the pandemic in 2020. AIDA is looking forward to reconnecting directly with the freediving community in Cyprus and seeing how the best athletes in our sport have improved during this time away. With the help of our volunteers and the support of our new sponsors, we are anticipating a successful 27th AISA World Championship.”

The competition will be streamed live on AIDA’s Youtube channel beginning on September 22nd at 8:00 a.m. local time (UTC + 3).

The schedule of events as well as daily results and more for the AIDA World Championship can be found at aidainternational.org.

John Liang
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John Liang is the News Editor at DeeperBlue.com. He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.