Thursday, April 18, 2024

AIDA World Depth Championships Day 6 – Alex Llinas Nabs Men’s CNF Continental Record

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Day 6 of the AIDA World Depth Championship freediving competition in Roatan, Honduras, saw the most challenging results in the men’s Constant Weight No Fins (CNF) discipline, with four red cards — one of which was rescinded upon review.

Several athletes chose not to do the CNF dives, preferring to rest up for the subsequent Constant Weight with Monofin (CWT) discipline in the coming days.

Alex Llinas Gets Continental Record After Review

Colombia’s Alex Llinas was gunning for a 78m/256ft national and continental record and successfully dove to that depth, but drew a red card for — according to the judges immediately after the dive — not keeping his airway clear of the water during his surface protocol.

Upon further review and protest, however, that red card was rescinded, and a white card was awarded, giving Llinas another continental record during this competition.

In an Instagram post, Llinas wrote:

“During my surface protocol the swell caused the entire line to drop about 10cm, just enough for me to drink some salty water and the judges to disqualify the dive. Upon protest and review of the video from different angles, it can be seen that my airway did not fully submerge (only my bottom lip) so a white card was awarded.”

Cuba’s Jordan Leyva was striving for a 62m/203ft national record dive, but turned back at 54m/177ft for a red card.

Full Day 6 – Men’s Constant Weight No Fins (CNF) – Results

The AIDA Website gives the results as follows.  Note the results have not been updated to reflect protests:

AIDA WC Day 6 Men's CNF Results
AIDA Depth WC Day 6 Men’s CNF 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 6 is below.

CNF men - Day 6 - Roatan 2022 - AIDA Depth World Championship Roatan 2022

Day 7 will be the Women competing in the Constant Weight with Monofin (CWT) 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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