Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Alessia Zecchini Dedicates New World Record At Vertical Blue 2021 To Sayuri Kinoshita

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Italy’s Alessia Zecchini set a new freediving World Record on Day 3 of the Vertical Blue 2021 competition at Dean’s Blue Hole in the Bahamas.

Alessia Zecchini dedicated her World Record dive to the late Sayuri Kinoshita (Photo by Francesca Koe)
Alessia Zecchini dedicated her World Record dive to the late Sayuri Kinoshita (Photo by Francesca Koe)

Zecchini dove to 74m/243ft in 3mins 2secs in the Constant Weight No Fins (CNF) discipline and dedicated her World Record dive to the late, great Japanese freediver Sayuri Kinoshita who passed away in an accident in 2019.

Day 3 also saw six new national records being set.

For the Men, Juani Valdivia from Peru set a national record in the Constant Weight with Monofin (CWT) discipline with a 65m/213ft, 2mins dive. China’s Kehan Pan dove to 77m/253ft in 3mins 5secs in the Free Immersion (FIM) discipline.

On the Women’s side, South Africa’s Talya Davidoff continued her strong run during the competition with a new national Constant Weight with Bi-fins (CWTB) record with her 66m/217ft, 2mins 40secs dive. Bahama’s Isabelle Winner set a national FIM record with a 34m/112ft, 1mins 15 secs dive.

Additionally, Turkey saw two new national records: Sahika Ercumen dove to 77m/253ft in 3mins 5secs in the FIM discipline, and Birgul Erken dove the same distance in the CWTB discipline in 3mins 15secs.

Check out the full results below.

2021 Vertical Blue Day 3 Results
2021 Vertical Blue Day 3 Results

Featured Image courtesy of Daan Verhoeven.

Additional reporting by Stephan Whelan

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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