Sunday, June 16, 2024

Day 1 of 2022 Caribbean Cup Sees Record Contenders Face Challenges


The first competition day of the 2022 Caribbean Cup didn’t go as planned for some of the athletes, particularly those looking to set new world and national records.

Italy’s Alessia Zecchini, who was looking to set a new women’s Constant Weight (CWT) record of 119m/390ft and successfully dove to that depth, wound up with a red-card disqualification due to a protocol violation.

According to a post on her Instagram page, she was satisfied with her dive despite the red card:

“Although the dive was not valid because the AIDA protocol requires you to remove goggles and noseclip before making the OK signal… I’m very happy!!

“It was one of the best dives I’ve ever done and that’s what matters most to me now!”

France’s Arnaud Jerald, who was seeking a men’s Constant Weight Bi-Fins (CWTB) world record of 119m, also saw a red card disqualification.

Canada’s Matthieu Duvault, who was seeking a men’s CWTB national record of 85m/279ft, also earned a red card.

Check out the full Day 1 results below.

Caribbean Cup Day 1 Results
Caribbean Cup Day 1 Results

(Featured image credit: Alessia Zecchini/Instagram)

John Liang
John Liang
John Liang is the News Editor at 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.