Tuesday, May 28, 2024

CMAS World Outdoor Freediving Championship 2022: Day 2 — New World Record For Petar Klovar


Day 2 of the CMAS World Outdoor Freediving Championship saw the setting of a new men’s absolute world record in the Free Immersion (FIM) discipline.

Petar Klovar’s World Record

Croatia’s Petar Klovar dove to a depth of 132m/433ft in just over 4 minutes, surpassing Poland’s Mateusz Malina’s absolute record set less than two months ago with his dive to 127m/417ft at the Vertical Blue competition in the Bahamas (set according to AIDA rules).

According to Molchanovs Freediving:

“With his incredible dive, Petar improved the previous absolute World Record in FIM by an astonishing 5m (16ft) in one go.”

CMAS Day 2 - Petar Klovar's World Record FIM dive (Image credit: Evgeny Sychev)
CMAS Day 2 – Petar Klovar’s World Record FIM dive (Image credit: Evgeny Sychev)

Malina himself had announced 121m/399ft but but had to make an early turn at 112m/367ft, earning a yellow card.

Consequently, second place went to both France’s Guillaume Bourdila and Croatia’s Vitomir Maricic, who both dove to 110m/361ft.

On the women’s side, Kateryna Sadurska from Ukraine nabbed the gold with a dive to 92m/302ft, a personal best. The Czech Republic’s Irena Vanova came in second with a dive to 83m/272ft, and Sanda Delija from Croatia won the bronze with a dive to 81m/266ft.

Masters Age Group World Records

As for the Masters categories, Ireland’s Nina McGowan nabbed the gold medal in the 50-54 age group with a dive to 40m/131ft, and for the men, Christian Vogler from France set a new age group world record with a dive to 95m/312ft.

In the Masters 55-59 age group, the USA’s Jennifer Brant earned a gold medal with a dive to 34m/111.5ft even though she had to turn back early from her announced depth of 43m/148ft. As for the men, the gold medal and world record went to Pete Botman from the Netherlands with a dive to 96m/315ft. The UK’s David Mellor earned a silver medal with an 88m/289ft dive, and the bronze went to Germany’s Jens Stoetzner with an 82m/269ft dive.

As for the Masters 60-64 age group, Germany’s Karsten Mohr added his second men’s world record at this competition with a dive to 75m/246ft, and France’s Christoph Dromard won a gold medal and a world record in the 65-69 age group with a 65m/213ft dive.

In the 70+ age group, the USA’s Annabel Edwards won gold with a 41m/134.5ft dive.

Check out the full video from Day 2 below, along with the results.

2022 CMAS Freediving Outdoor World Championship Day 2 - FIM

(Featured Image credit: Evgeny Sychev)

CMAS Day 2 Results
CMAS Day 2 Results
CMAS Day 2 Results
CMAS Day 2 Results
CMAS Day 2 Results
CMAS Day 2 Results
CMAS Day 2 Results
CMAS Day 2 Results
John Liang
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John Liang is the News Editor at DeeperBlue.com. He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.