Saturday, July 13, 2024

CMAS 14th World Freediving Indoor Championship Kicks Off in Belgrade

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Belgrade’s serene city is hosting the CMAS 14th World Freediving Indoor Championship, organized by the Underwater Serbian Federation. The seasoned president, Mrs. Bozana Ostojic, has a rich history of successfully hosting global events, including five World Championships, and this year’s event promises to be exceptional.

A Special Year for Aspiring Athletes

This championship holds added significance as it serves as a qualification event for the XII World Games in 2025, set to take place in Chengdu, China. Freedivers will compete in two disciplines, Dynamic No Fins (DNF) and Dynamic with Fins (DYN), striving to secure their spots in this prestigious competition.

CMAS 4th World Freediving Indoor Championship Kicks Off in Belgrade
CMAS 4th World Freediving Indoor Championship Kicks Off in Belgrade

Day 1 Highlights: Dynamic No Fins (DNF)

The first day of the championship on July 6th featured the DNF discipline, widely regarded as the most technical and challenging in pool freediving. Athletes perform underwater on a single breath, propelling themselves using only their arms and legs, without the aid of fins. This discipline is often celebrated as the purest form of freediving.

Competitors were categorized into junior, senior, and master divisions, with female athletes competing first in each category, followed by their male counterparts, based on their previous best performances.

CMAS 4th World Freediving Indoor Championship Kicks Off in Belgrade
CMAS 4th World Freediving Indoor Championship Kicks Off in Belgrade

Junior Category Results

Junior Female

  1. Sabine Manz-Romero (ECU) – 126.50m
  2. Charline Augustin-Lucille (FRA) – 118.50m
  3. Valentina Paglione (ITA) – 107.50m

Junior Male

  1. Nida Murathan Bulut (TUR) – 124m
  2. Zarei Mohammad Hossein (IRA) – 104.50m
  3. Florent Vecchio (FRA) – 98m

Masters Category Results

Masters M1 Female

  1. Tina Flora Acone (ITA) – 134.00m
  2. Sylvia Pozzi (ITA) – 126.50m
  3. Laurence Gueguen (FRA) – 120.00m

Masters M2 Female

  1. Claire Paris (USA) – 134.50m
  2. Ulrike Hofer (AUT) – 104.00m
  3. Raffaela Saccardo (ITA) – 82.00m
CMAS 4th World Freediving Indoor Championship Kicks Off in Belgrade
CMAS 4th World Freediving Indoor Championship Kicks Off in Belgrade

Masters M1 Male

  1. Vladimir Amvrosov (CMAS1) – 165.50m
  2. Grzegorz Mucha (POL) – 165.00m
  3. Andras Mayer (HUN) – 157.50m

Masters M2 Male

  1. Francesco Franceschinis (ITA) – 130.50m
  2. Edmund Uwe (GET) – 125.00m
  3. Frederic Maire (GER) – 100.00m

Masters M3 Male

  1. Christophe Dromard (GER) – 84.00m
  2. Sergei Porollo (CMAS1) – 81.50m
CMAS 4th World Freediving Indoor Championship Kicks Off in Belgrade
CMAS 4th World Freediving Indoor Championship Kicks Off in Belgrade

Senior Category Highlights

In the senior female category, Yulia Kozerska from Poland set a new world record with a remarkable 211.50m, securing the gold medal. Close behind was Mirela Kardasevic, who clinched the silver with 209m, while Magdalena Solich-Talanda, also from Poland, earned the bronze with a 198.50m performance.

The male senior category saw Mateusz Malina from Poland defending his World Champion title with an impressive 229.50m, taking home the gold. Vanja Pelez from Croatia and Kai-Hsiang Chan from Chinese Taipei both achieved 216.5m, sharing the silver medal as Vice-World Champions.

CMAS 4th World Freediving Indoor Championship Kicks Off in Belgrade
CMAS 4th World Freediving Indoor Championship Kicks Off in Belgrade

Watch The Highlights

You can watch the highlights from Day 1 below or on YouTube.

Congratulations to All Competitors

Congratulations to all the athletes who have demonstrated exceptional skill and dedication. Best of luck to everyone

For live event coverage, daily replays, and more freediving content, visit CMAS TV.

Stay updated with DeeperBlue.com for more insights and reports from the CMAS 4th World Freediving Indoor Championship

Stephan Whelan
Stephan Whelanhttps://www.deeperblue.com
Stephan is the Founder of DeeperBlue.com. 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 DeeperBlue.com and has grown the site to be the most popular diving website and community in the world.

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