Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Athletes Take The Medals Podium At CMAS World Championships

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The final day of the CMAS World Freediving Championship in Kas, Turkey saw athletes take the podium and receive their medals.

In the Men’s Free Immersion (FIM) discipline, Alexey Molchanov’s 116-meter (381-foot) dive earned him the Gold medal as well as a new CMAS World Record, while Andrey Matveenko took home the Silver with a 100-meter (328-foot) dive and Daniel Koval and Same Jeranko tying for Bronze with 95-meter (312-foot) dives apiece.

Russia's Alexey Molchanov takes home the Gold Medal (and a World Record) at the CMAS World Freediving Championships
Russia’s Alexey Molchanov takes home the FIM Gold Medal (and a World Record) at the CMAS World Freediving Championships

For the Women, Alessia Zecchini took home the Gold plus her own World Record with a 94-meter (308-foot) dive, while Sayuri Kinoshita nabbed a Silver medal with her 90-meter (295-foot) dive and Hanako Hirose and Sofia Gomez-Uribe tying for Bronze with 86-meter (282-foot) dives apiece.

In the Men’s Constant Weight with Bi-Fins (CWT BF) discipline, Alexei Molchanov won the Gold with his 107-meter (351-foot) dive, while Arnaud Jerald took home the Silver with his 101-meter (331-foot) dive, and Antonio Mogavero earned a Bronze with a 91-meter (299-foot) dive.

For the Women, Natalia Zharkova nabbed the Gold as well as a World Record with her 89-meter (292-foot) dive, with Alenka Artnik and Sofia Gomez-Uribe taking home Silver medals with their 86-meter (282-foot) dives.

In the Men’s Constant Weight No Fins (CNF) discipline, Mateusz Malina took home the Gold medal with his 78-meter (256-foot) dive, while Michele Giurgola took Silver with his 76-meter (249-foot) dive, and Remy Dubern took the Bronze with his 75-meter (246-foot) dive.

For the Women, Alessia Zecchini and Natalia Zharkova shared Gold medals with 70-meter (230-foot) dives respectively, while Sayuri Kinoshita took home the Bronze with a 66-meter (217-foot) dive.

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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