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.
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.