Monday, July 19, 2021

Alice Modolo Sets New World Record On Day 5 Of Vertical Blue 2021

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France’s Alice Modolo set a new Constant Weight with Bi-fins (CWTBF) women’s world record on Day 5 of the Vertical Blue 2021 freediving competition at Dean’s Blue Hole in the Bahamas.

Modolo dove to 95m/312ft in 3mins 12 secs, besting her own national record 92m/302ft, 3mins 19secs dive from Day 2.

Alice Modolo - Vertical Blue 2021 - Photo by Daan Verhoeven
Alice Modolo – Vertical Blue 2021 – Photo by Daan Verhoeven

Additionally, five more national records were set on Day 5, with Kehan Pan of China setting a new national Constant Weight with Monofin (CWT) record.

Pan bested his Day 1 national record with a 72m/236ft, 2mins 25secs dive.

Also among the men, Mexico’s Pepe Salcedo set a national Free Immersion (FIM) record with a 96m/315ft dive in 3mins 25secs. Taiwan’s Yun-Chieh Kuh dove to 90m/295ft in 3mins 20secs to set a new national CWTBF record, and Peru’s Juani Valdivia set a CWT record with a 67m/220ft, 2mins 5secs dive.

South Africa’s Talya Davidoff set a women’s national Constant Weight No Fins (CNF) record with a 45m/148ft, 2mins 15secs dive.

Check out the full results below.

2021 Vertical Blue Day 5 Results
2021 Vertical Blue Day 5 Results

The start list for Day 5 sees one World Record attempt and 7 National Record attempts.  The full start list is below:

Vertical Blue 2021 Day 6 Start List
Vertical Blue 2021 Day 6 Start List

Featured Image courtesy of Daan Verhoeven.

Additional reporting by Stephan Whelan

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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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