Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Freediving Alessia Zecchini Sets CMAS Constant Weight Freediving World Record

Alessia Zecchini Sets CMAS Constant Weight Freediving World Record

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For the first time in history, Alessia Zecchini has the women’s World Record in freediving in the Constant Weight (CWT) discipline under two rule sets — the World Underwater Federation (CMAS) and AIDA International.

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Zecchini set the record under AIDA International rules at the OriginECN Vertical Blue Freediving Competition in July with a dive to 107 meters (351 feet), and this past weekend set the record with a dive to the same depth under CMAS rules off the coast of Turkey at the Kas Baska tournament in the run-up to the upcoming Outdoor CMAS World Championships.

Zecchini said on her Facebook page:

“A dream that became real… I want to dedicate it to our special lovely friend Pamela Holtzman, you were always with us in Vertical Blue before and after our dives with your hugs and cute smiles. A big hug to all your family.”

And just for good measure, Zecchini set a CMAS Free Immersion World Record with a dive to 90 meters (295 feet) this past weekend as well.

Alessia Zecchini Sets CMAS Constant Weight Freediving World Record
Alessia Zecchini Sets CMAS Constant Weight Freediving World Record

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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