Sunday, June 16, 2024

AIDA 2022 Pool World Championship Day 4: France’s Guillaume Bourdila Sets New World Record


French athlete Guillaume Bourdila set a new AIDA World Record in the Dynamic With Monofin (DYN) discipline on the last day of the AIDA Pool Freediving World Championship in Burgas, Bulgaria.

Bourdila swam 301m/987.53ft which in addition to the world record earned him a gold medal. The previous AIDA DYN World Record — 300m/984ft — was set by Poland’s Mateusz Malina and Greece’s Giorgos Panagiotakis  in 2016 and remained unbreakable for six years.

The fight for 2nd and 3rd place in the men’s division was fierce, with only a 1-meter/3.28ft difference in the results. The silver medal went to Taiwan’s Yueh Shiang Hsu and the bronze went to Croatia’s David Custic.

28th AIDA Freediving World Championship - Day 4 (Image credit: AIDA)
28th AIDA Freediving World Championship – Day 4 (Image credit: AIDA)

As for the women, the top two contenders were Polish athletes Magdalena Solich-Talanda and Julia Kozerska.

Solich-Talanda, the current World Record holder in the discipline, brought home the gold with a 265m/869ft swim. Kozerska took the silver with a 260m/853ft swim. The bronze medal went to Japan’s Yasuko Ozeki with a swim of 214m/702ft.

The last competition day ended with a ceremony for all the winners in the four disciplines. The Natalia Molchanova Awards were given to overall men’s winner Karol Karcz and overall women’s winner Magdalena Solich-Talanda.

Check out a video of Day 4 below.

AIDA Pool World Championship Burgas 2022 - Competition Highlights Day 4 - DYN

John Liang
John Liang
John Liang is the News Editor at 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.