Saturday, October 1, 2022

AIDA World Depth Championships Day 8 – Llinas, Leyva Grab More Men’s National Records

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The final day of the AIDA World Depth Championship freediving competition in Roatan, Honduras saw two new national records in the men’s Constant Weight (CWT) discipline.

Colombia’s Alex Llinas successfully dove to 101m/331ft for a white card and national record.

In a post-dive interview during the livestream, Llinas said said he took extra care to make sure his airway was well out of the water during his post-dive surface protocol to avoid what happened on Day 6, when he got a red card that was subsequently rescinded:

“I felt really good. I was not going to mess it up like I did the last one, so I definitely reached as high as I could.”

Day 8’s achievement marked Llinas’s fourth continental or national record at the World Championship.

Cuba’s Jordan Leyva added a second national record to his trophy haul with an 81m/266ft dive.

In an Instagram post, Leyva wrote:

“Happy with the result, happy with everything. There were highs and lows but I leave this AIDA 2022 World Championship with two national records and huge gratitude to those who supported me this whole time.”

Like the women the day before, not every record attempt succeeded, however.

Tunisia’s Walid Boudhiaf, who notched a continental record on Day 2, couldn’t repeat his success on Day 8, earning a red card for blacking out near the surface after diving down to 117m/384ft.

Full Day 8 – Men’s Constant Weight (CWT) – Results

The AIDA Website gives the results as follows:

AIDA WC Day 8 Men CWT Results
AIDA WC Day 8 Men CWT Results

Diveye Live Stream

The AIDA Youtube Channel had a livestream during each day of the competition.  Diveye, the remote underwater filming drone, was onsite. The replay of Day 7 is below.

(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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