Friday, August 14, 2020

Alessia Zecchini Sets New Women’s Free Immersion Freediving World Record

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Italian Freediver Alessia Zecchini has done it again, setting a new women’s world record in the Free Immersion (FIM) discipline with a 100-meter (328-foot) dive at OceanQuest Curacao this past weekend.

Zecchini’s dive lasted four minutes, 15-seconds under CMAS rules, besting the record she set earlier that weekend, with a 98-meter dive in four minutes.

Alessia Zecchini Sets New Women's Free Immersion Freediving World Record
Alessia Zecchini Sets New Women’s Free Immersion Freediving World Record (Image credit: Kimmo Lahtinen)

This past weekend saw Zecchini surpass the 97-meter record of the late and great Sayuri Kinoshita of Japan.

On her 98-meter dive, Zecchini dedicated it to Kinoshita:

“I want to dedicate my dive to her. An amazing person, so lovely soul and the strongest competitor in depth. I miss you very much but you are always in our hearts.”

Alessia Zecchini Sets New Women's Free Immersion Freediving World Record (Image credit: Kimmo Lahtinen)
Alessia Zecchini Sets New Women’s Free Immersion Freediving World Record (Image credit: Kimmo Lahtinen)

Zecchini will now go through WADA Anti-Doping tests to allow the record to be made official.

(Image credits: Kimmo Lahtinen)

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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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