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Alexey Molchanov Grabs Free Immersion CMAS World Record And Gold Medal

The final day of the CMAS 4th Freediving Outdoor World Championship was as spectacular as the rest of the competition to date.  36 competitors took to the dive platforms in Roatan, Honduras and competed in the Free Immersion (FIM) discipline.  No less than 18 National Records and one World Record were set.

The golden suited Russian diver Alexey Molchanov continued his reign at the top of the leaderboard with a 118m dive in 4min 26secs to secure a new CMAS World Record and the men’s gold medal for Free Immersion.  Alessia Zecchini from Italy took gold for the women.

The full results are below:

Free Immersion (FIM) Results
Free Immersion (FIM) Results

As has been standard every day during this competition, athletes set no less than 18 National Records:

  • Mireille Neff (France) – FIM 76m
  • Jessea Lu (China) – FIM 88m
  • Nataliia Zharkova (Ukraine) – FIM 90m
  • Antonio Mogavero (Italy) – FIM 96m
  • Daniel Arias (Chile) – FIM 84m
  • Pepe Salcedo (Mexico) – FIM 83m
  • Pavel Soukup (Czech Republic) – FIM 82m
  • John Menoz (Colombia) – FIM 80m
  • Yasumasa Muraoka (Japan) – FIM 70m
  • Anqi Lim (Singapore) – FIM 62m
  • Hector Manrique (Argentina) – FIM 50m
  • Shivani Goberdhan (Trinidad & Tobago) – FIM 35m
  • Marco Guirola (El Salvador) – FIM 25m
  • Enchante Gallardo (USA) – FIM 74m
  • Zemskikh Tatiana (Russia) – FIM 71m
  • Helena Bourdillon (UK) – FIM 65m
  • Kristine Zipfel (Norway) – FIM 60m
  • Alfredo Rosado (Ecuador) – FIM 45m

The camera drone Diveye was on hand to film all the proceedings.  You can watch both sessions of the day below:


Feature photo courtesy of Daan Verhoeven

Stephan Whelan
Stephan Whelan
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