France’s Abdelatif Alouach and Ukraine’s Kateryna Sadurska took the Men’s and Women’s gold medals in the Free Immersion (FIM) freediving discipline on Day 2 of the 2023 CMAS Depth World Championship in Roatan, Honduras.
Alouach dove to 118m/387ft to take first place. His countryman Guillaume Bourdila earned silver with his dive to 113m/371ft, and Russia’s Andrey Matveenko, competing under no flag due to his country’s invasion of Ukraine, dove to 111m/364ft for the bronze.
Sadurska Gets Women’s Gold
On the Women’s side, Ukraine’s Kateryna Sadurska dove to a gold medal-winning depth of 97m/318ft, while Italy’s Linda Paganelli came in second with her 96m/315ft dive and Hungary’s Fatima Korok earned bronze with her dive to 94m/308ft dive.
Two New Continental Records Set
Mexico’s Pedro Fernando Tapia Salinas added a second Men’s Continental Record to his trophy case with his dive to 105m/344ft.
South Africa’s Talya Davidoff set a new Women’s Continental Record with her dive to 70m/230ft.
New Masters World Records
Three new Masters FIM World Records were set on Day 2, with the UK’s David Mellor diving to 100m/328ft in the Men’s 60-64 age range, France’s Sauveur Lococo diving to 78m/256ft in the Men’s 65-69 age range, and Mexico’s Alejandra Lopez Rodriguez diving to 52m/171ft in the Women’s 50-54 age range.
Check out the full results below.