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AIDA World Depth Championships Day 2 – Boudhiaf, Llinas Set Men’s Continental Records


Day 2 of the AIDA World Depth Championship freediving competition in Roatan, Honduras, saw two men’s continental records fall along with another two national records.

Like the women the day before, Day 2 featured the Constant Weight with Bifins (CWTB) discipline, where Tunisia’s Walid Boudhiaf took first place with a 101m/331ft dive, setting a new continental and national record in the process.

Colombia’s Alex Llinas — who trained the actors in the upcoming Marvel movie “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” — made a successful continental and national record dive to 96m/315ft.

In an Instagram post, Llinas wrote:

“Today’s dive was a 96m CWTB Continental Record, World Championship Bronze medal, a [personal best] and surpassing my goals for this year. When I approached companies for sponsorship, there wasn’t much to show other than my determination and commitment, but some people believed in me and supported me through this journey.”

Poland’s Rafal Poliwoda earned a national record with a dive to 87m/285ft, and Finland’s Matti Eronen successfully dove to 71m/233ft.

In a Facebook post, Eronen wrote:

“What is also pretty stunning, I was 10th in the overall ranking in CWTB. OK, you read correctly: here is less athletes than in the previous AIDA WC competition, last year in Cyprus. Feeling I have improved quite a lot as a freediver in one year.” 

Jihaa! Uusi Suomen ennätys räpylöity: -71m syvyys :-)A new National Record – Finland – done in the AIDA 29th World…

Posted by Matti Eronen on Thursday, August 18, 2022


Full Day 2 – Men’s Constant Weight Bi-Fins (CWTB) – Results

The AIDA Website gives the results as follows:

AIDA Depth World Championship 2022 Results
AIDA Day 2 Depth World Championship 2022 Results

Diveye Live Stream

Check out the live stream each day of the competition on the AIDA Youtube Channel. Diveye, the remote underwater filming drone, is onsite.

Day 3 will feature the Women competing in the Free Immersion (FIM) discipline. Keep checking back on for all the action and results at the 2022 AIDA Depth World Championships.

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.