Saturday, October 1, 2022

AIDA World Depth Championships Day 4 – Llinas, Leyva Nab Men’s National Records

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Day 4 of the AIDA World Depth Championship freediving competition in Roatan, Honduras saw two new men’s national records set in the Free Immersion (FIM) discipline.

Colombia’s Alex Llinas added to his nations Constant Weight with Bifins (CWTB) record set on Day 2 with a successful dive to 100m/328ft for a national FIM record.

In an Instagram post, Llinas wrote:

“Today I joined the triple digit club and became the 1st Colombian to achieve 100m in competition. 100m is a benchmark every freediver looks forward to. It’s so surreal to have gotten here so quickly, I am beyond excited!”

Cuba’s Jordan Leyva also set a new national FIM record with a 76m/249ft dive.

On an Instagram post, Leyva wrote:

“I can’t describe how happy I am after my first attempt had failed, it was a dive with good feelings … it’s my first dive in this discipline this year since I hadn’t trained for it but the result said it all. … There are still two more disciplines where hopefully I’ll have the same results.”

Full Day 4 – Men’s Free Immersion (FIM) – Results

The AIDA Website gives the results as follows:

AIDA 2022 WC Men's FIM Results
AIDA 2022 WC Men’s FIM 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. The replay of Day 4 is below.

Day 5 will feature the Women competing in the Constant Weight No Fins (CNF) discipline. Keep checking back on DeeperBlue.com for all the action and results at the 2022 AIDA Depth World Championships.

(Featured image credit: Luke Coley)
John Liang
John Lianghttps://www.deeperblue.com/
John Liang is the News Editor at DeeperBlue.com. 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.

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