Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Freediving Cyprus 2004 Coverage - Dynamic Results

Cyprus 2004 Coverage – Dynamic Results

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Well they’re up and as I write athletes are crowded around the board. They’ve got 15 minutes to appeal but it’s safe to say that the key ones were clean.

First up here are the top three men and women:

Top Three Women

  1. Johanna Norblad Finland 158m New World Record
  2. Natalia Molchanova Russia 132m
  3. Megumi Matsumoto Japan 120m

Top Three Men

  1. Herbert Nitsch Austria 173m
  2. Ant Williams New Zealand 169m
  3. Dave King UK 156 New British Record

Other National Records

  • Walter Steyn Australia DWF 150m DNF 82m
  • Jessica Wilson USA DNF 57m
  • Wolfram Neugebauer German DNF 112m
  • Junko Kiahama DNF 73m

As we go to press the top Black outs and LMCs include Annabel Briseno for LMC, Keiko Namikawa for BO and Hannah Stacey for BO as tried to beat her own National Record.

As I reported yesterday, the youngest diver was to be six month old Freya Greatwood. However she thought the whole event beneath her apnea capabilities and so fell asleep. Her place was taken by Deron Verbeck’s "mini-me" son, Tyger (aged six). The crowds gathered as the little man took his final breath and disappeared to emerge 14 metres later to raptuous applause!

All in all it was a thrilling day full of surprises and good humour. Hayden Welch safety dived for Dave King as he broke his own National record as cleanly as a whistle and all eyes were on Annabel and Natalie after Johanna broke the women’s world record but they failed to take it away from her.

Herbert continued his domination at top but didn’t quite make a new world record.

The competition’s started with excitement and records, roll on constant weight tomorrow!

Emma Farrell
Emma Farrellhttp://gofreediving.co.uk/
Emma Farrell is one of the world’s leading freediving instructors and the author of the stunning book One Breath: A Reflection on Freediving. She has been freediving since 2001 and teaching since 2002. She is an Instructor Trainer with RAID, SSI, and AIDA, a founding member of the AIDA Education Commission and has written courses that are taught internationally, as well as her own specialty courses such as her course for surfers, spearfishing safety skills course and Gas Guzzler course.

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