The finals of the AIDA 2016 Freediving World Pool Championships in Turku, Finland kicked off on Friday with the Static (STA) Final.
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The Czech competitor Gabriela Grezlova took gold for the women with a 7min 59sec performance. 2015 World Champion from Spain Aleix Segura Vendrell took home gold for the men with a solid 9min 23sec.
Competition organizer Mikko Anttonen told DeeperBlue.com:
“During the first day of finals the atmosphere by the pool was peaceful and focused. There was no cheering or applause during the static, since the athletes need a calm environment in order to relax fully for their performance. The organisation was again excellent, thanks to the large group of volunteers. The Impivaara swimming complex has made a big impression to our foreign guests: the multiple functions and airy architecture we are used to are not so common around the world.”
Full results from the Static Final below: