High winds only allowed about half the dive attempts on Day 4 of the CMAS Outdoor Freediving World Championship in Kas, Turkey. Despite the conditions, several national records were set.
Athletes were competing in the Constant Weight with Bifins (CWTB) discipline.
National Record for Enchante Gallardo
The USA’s Enchante Gallardo earned a women’s national record with a dive to 88m/262ft.
Challenges for Sahika Ercumen
Turkey’s Sahika Ercumen had a 91m/299ft women’s national record in her sights, but drew a yellow card for turning back at 63m/207ft.
On Instagram, Ercumen wrote:
“Today was the last day at the World Championships. My ear problem was resolved quickly and I was ready for a nice dive. Just as I was diving, a storm broke out, the rope was horizontal, it was 45 degrees and the judges decided to stop the competition. (I wish they had taken this decision before I dived in :)”
Austria’s Eugen Goettling set a men’s national record with his 83m/272ft dive.
The Netherland’s Pete Botman dove to 86m/282ft for a men’s Masters world record.
Germany’s Jens Stoetzner was gunning for a men’s Masters world record dive to 83m/272ft, but drew a yellow card.
Check out the replay of the shortened competition day below.