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:

AIDA 2016 Freediving World Pool Championships – Static (STA) Apnea Final Results
AIDA 2016 Freediving World Pool Championships – Static (STA) Apnea Final Results
AIDA 2016 Freediving World Pool Championships – Static (STA) Apnea Final Results
AIDA 2016 Freediving World Pool Championships – Static (STA) Apnea Final Results

You can find a selection of photos from the Static below courtesy of Daan Verhoeven and Elina Manninen.

AIDA 2016 Freediving World Pool Championships – Static (STA) Apnea Final
AIDA 2016 Freediving World Pool Championships – Static (STA) Apnea Final
AIDA 2016 Freediving World Pool Championships – Static (STA) Apnea Final
AIDA 2016 Freediving World Pool Championships – Static (STA) Apnea Final
AIDA 2016 Freediving World Pool Championships – Static (STA) Apnea Final
AIDA 2016 Freediving World Pool Championships – Static (STA) Apnea Final
AIDA 2016 Freediving World Pool Championships – Static (STA) Apnea Final
AIDA 2016 Freediving World Pool Championships – Static (STA) Apnea Final

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