Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Freediving World Records Smashed On Last Day Of CMAS Apnea Indoor World Championship

World Records Smashed On Last Day Of CMAS Apnea Indoor World Championship

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The last day of the CMAS Apnea Indoor World Championship in Lignano Sabbiadoro, Italy, saw two new Dynamic Apnea with Fins (DYN) World Records smashed!

French freediver Arthur Guerin Boeri set a new Men’s record with a 300-meter/984-foot swim beating the previous CMAS record of 294m, and Alessia Zucchini from Italy bested her previous 233-meter/764-foot World Record with a 250-meter/820-foot swim.  Both of these records are absolute World Records as they are longer than both CMAS and AIDA records (although as they are different agencies they do not recognize each others records).

Aleksander Kostyschen - Russia
Aleksander Kostyschen – Russia

Russian Aleksander Kostyschen came in second in the Men’s competition with a 272.75-meter/894-foot swim, and Italian Luciano Morelli walked off with the Bronze medal for his 250-meter swim.

Luciano Morelli - Italy
Luciano Morelli – Italy

Two other Italians rounded out the top five, with Aldo Stradiotti swimming 239.4 meters/785.4 feet, and Alessandro Zacheo, participating at his first World Championship event, with 235.78 meters/733.5 feet. Frenchman Olivier Elu came in sixth place with a 226.4-meter/742.8-foot swim.

Cristina Rodda - Italy
Cristina Rodda – Italy

Italy pretty much dominated the women’s category, with five teammates following Alessia Zecchini: Cristina Rodda, with 219.7 meters/720.8 feet; first-time World Championships participant Tiziana De Giulio with 219.03 meters/719.49 feet; last-minute addition to the National Team Livia Bregonzio swam 209.38 meters/686.9 feet; Tatiana Di Poi came in fifth place with a 200-meter/656-foot swim; and Martina Mongiardino swam 193.62 meters/635 feet.

Tiziana De Giulio - Italy
Tiziana De Giulio – Italy

Spanish national champion Mara Carolina Torrealba Pascuet rounded out the women’s category with a 176.65-meter/579.6-foot swim.

Italian Alessia Zucchini broke a Women's DYN World Record at the CMAS Apnea Indoor World Championship
Italian Alessia Zucchini broke a Women’s DYN World Record at the CMAS Apnea Indoor World Championship

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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