Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Alenka Artnik Dives 105m To Share Current Constant Weight Freediving World Record


Freediving World Records are falling over in the Bahamas at the OriginECN Vertical Blue Freediving Competition. Day 5 of the competition has seen an epic competition in Constant Weight (CWT).

Hanako Hirose (Japan) and Alenka Artnik (Slovenia) both achieved 105m to equal the current World Record held by Alessia Zecchini set earlier this year at Nirvana Oceanquest competition.

Initially, both received white cards from the judges however after a video review of the dives the judges agreed that Hirose had pulled on the rope outside agreed areas and was hence disqualified.

This means that Artnik’s dive was the only dive to qualify.  Zecchini and Artnik will now share the World Record till it is exceeded.

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In a true show of sportsmanship seen in Freediving, Alessia Zecchini the current World Record holder, was on the surface at Deans Blue Hole cheering her fellow athletes on.

Artnik will now go through WADA Anti-Doping tests and all footage will be reviewed by the judges later today.  Once both those things are completed the records will be made officially announced.

Alenka triumphs at the Caribbean Cup (photo © Daan Verhoeven)
Alenka triumphs at the Caribbean Cup (photo © Daan Verhoeven)

Hanako feels so good! (photo © Daan Verhoeven)
Hanako feels so good! (photo © Daan Verhoeven)

Feature Photos by Tim Calver and Kalindi Wijsmuller

Stephan Whelan
Stephan Whelan
Stephan is the Founder of His passion for the underwater world started at 8 years-old with a try-dive in a hotel pool on holiday that soon formulated into a lifelong love affair with the oceans. In 1996 he set up and helped grow the site to be one of the largest diving websites around today.


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