Thursday, July 25, 2024

CMAS World Outdoor Freediving Championship 2022: Day 4 — Weather Conditions Cut Competition Day Short

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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.

Enchante Gallardo earned a USA Women's National Record on Day 4 of the CMAS World Outdoor Freediving Championship
Enchante Gallardo earned a USA Women’s National Record on Day 4 of the CMAS World Outdoor Freediving Championship

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.

Turkey's Sahika Ercumen on Day 4 of the CMAS Outdoor Freediving World Championship
Turkey’s Sahika Ercumen on Day 4 of the CMAS Outdoor Freediving World Championship

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.

 

John Liang
John Lianghttps://www.deeperblue.com/
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.

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