Wednesday, July 8, 2020

3 New World Records On Second Day Of CMAS 4th Freediving Outdoor World Championship

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The second day of the CMAS 4th Freediving Outdoor World Championship saw competitors take on the Constant Weight (CWT) discipline in their bid for glory.

Alenka Artnik of Slovenia and Alessia Zecchini of Italy showed their friendly rivalry by going back-to-back with dives to 113m to claim the joint World Record.  They then shared a huge hug to congratulate each other post the dive.

Alessia Zecchini and Alenka Artnik share a hug after jointly setting a new CMAS World Record
Alessia Zecchini and Alenka Artnik share a hug after jointly setting a new CMAS World Record

It was then the turn of Alexey Molchanov of Russia to make his mark by diving 125m in 3min 50secs to claim the men’s gold medal.

Alexey Molchanov after his 125m World Record dive
Alexey Molchanov after his 125m World Record dive

The full results are below:

CMAS 4th Freediving Outdoor World Championship - Day 2 Results
CMAS 4th Freediving Outdoor World Championship – Day 2 Results

The strength of the competitors showed as 11 National Records were set during the second day:

  • Nataliia Zharkova (Ukraine) – CWT 102m
  • Alfredo Roen (Spain) – CWT 101m
  • Daniel Arias (Chile) – CWT 93m
  • Alejandro Lemus (Mexico) – CWT 93m
  • Olga Markina (Russia) – CWT 82m
  • Juani Valdivia (Peru) – CWT 52m
  • Javeria Pinto (Chile) – CWT 54m
  • Anqi Lim (Singapore) – CWT 60m
  • John Munoz (Colombia) – CWT 65m
  • Cristian Castano Villa (Colombia) – CWT 65m
  • Helena Bourdillon (United Kingdom) – CWT 65m
  • Florian Burghardt (Switzerland) – CWT 71m

The camera drone Diveye was on hand to film all the proceedings.  You can watch both sessions of the day below:

The competition continues.  Stay tuned for further updates.

Photos courtesy of Alex St-Jean & Laura Babahekian

Stephan Whelan
Stephan Whelanhttps://www.deeperblue.com
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 lifelong love affair with the oceans. In 1996 he set up DeeperBlue.com and helped grow the site to be one of the largest diving websites around today.

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