The 3rd day of the AIDA Depth World Championships in Nice, France has been canceled due to bad weather.
Only 5 dives had been completed their Free Immersion (FIM) dives when the organizers called off all diving for the day.
Thunder clouds and lightning had been spotted on the horizon just before diving had commenced.
In amongst the 5 dives completed were two National Records – Fatima Karok (Hungry) with a dive to 81m and Sanda Delaji (Croatia) with 75m.
Victoria Brown, who is onsite for DeeperBlue.com, reported that Isabel Sanchez Aran (Spain) was in the water when the judges were rushed off the platform and all athletes and safeties asked to exit the water due to torrential rain. Prior to that, the platform was unsafe due to the rough conditions and people were having trouble standing up.
The organizers have posted on Social Media to confirm the competition has been stopped although gave no indication for how long. Reports are that the dives from today will be rescheduled for Saturday, with the originally scheduled dives for tomorrow (Men’s FIM) to continue.
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