Serbia’s Branko Petrovic and Germany’s Heike Schwerdtner brought home the men’s and women’s gold medals in the Static Apnea discipline on Day 3 of the CMAS Indoor Pool Freediving World Championship in Kuwait.
In the men’s category, Petrovic won the gold with a breath hold of 10:02.81, followed by France’s Laurent de Beaucaron who won the silver medal for his time of 09:27.84. The bronze medal went to Budimit Sobat from Croatia with a time of 09:09.42.
As for the women, Schwerdtner won the gold medal with her 08:36.10 breath hold. The silver medal went to Sylvie Gibson from France for her 07:36.45 performance and her countrywoman Beatrice Rouvier got bronze with 07:30.16.
In the men’s Masters 50-54 age group (no women competed in this category), France’s Arnault Manner earned the gold medal with a 06:27.32 breath. The silver went to Greece’s Aris Ioannidis with 06:19.38, and Austria’s Boris Just brought home the bronze with 05:54.19.
In the men’s Masters 55-59 age category, Poland’s Grzegorz Mucha got first place for his 06:08.71 breath hold. The silver medal went to Marc Verstappen from Belgium who did 05:04.16, and Australia’s Frederic Maire won bronze with a time of 05:03.04.
For the women’s Masters 55-59 age group, France’s Laurence Gueguen got gold with her 06:47.75 breath hold, followed by Birgit Wesemann from Germany who did 05:06.53 and Maie Albader from Kuwait with 04:42.87.
In the Masters 60-64 age group, two athletes from Germany won the gold medals. Ute Weinrich with 04:35.83 in the women’s category and Hans-Jurgen Lenzen with 03:23.79 for the men.
In the male juniors category, the gold medal went to Turkey’s Nida Murathan Bulut with a 04:44.03 performance, Saudi Arabia’s Anas Albalwi won the silver medal with 03:06.60 and Malaysia’s Muhammad Elman Raif Zaid won bronze with 02:24.52.
In the female junior category, Turkey’s Alya Akar won the gold medal for her 04:33.02 breath hold, followed by her countrywoman Toprak Toprak who won the silver medal with 03:18.40.
Check out the video replay and full results below.