We are seeing an epic battle happening with the elite women freedivers at the OriginECN Vertical Blue Freediving Competition, as only yesterday Sayuri Kinoshita (Japan) took the Free Immersion (FIM) World Record with a 94m dive, this was after Alessia Zecchini (Italy) had set the record last Friday to 93m.

Zecchini does not want to rest letting Sayuri keep the record and dived to 96m (putting a clear 2 meters between the athletes) today in a 3min 50sec dive time.  The record was set under AIDA International rules.

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Zecchini had this to say to DeeperBlue.com:

“I am very happy with this dive.  I was confident I could make this dive after my recent training where I hit 96m.”

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

Feature photo by Alex St Jean

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