After a week of intense competition, final results are in as the 7th edition of Deja Blue, hosted in Grand Cayman by Performance Freediving International came to a close on Sunday.
19 athletes from 6 countries competed in what has now been dubbed the “ironman of freediving”. At Deja Blue, the busy competition schedule comprises of open water dives and pool disciplines which require athletes to demonstrate high endurance and consistency over 7 days.
This year’s edition has seen tremendous achievements by all performing athletes, all across the board, with an amazing total of 13 national records. Among the highlights of the week, we cannot forget the incredible 7 minute static breathhold by Jessea Lu, in which she set a new national record for China, or the new US record in Dynamic No Fins by Tom Gilmore (154 m DNF).
Possibly the highest achieving athlete at Deja Blue this year, Jessea Lu set a total of 4 records for her country, in Static, Dynamic No Fins, Dynamic with Fins and Free Immersion. No doubt that the young athlete and PFI Instructor is on a roll.
Beyond the records and medals, countless new personal best performances where set by many athletes in all disciplines. With great diving conditions and the opportunity to take part in an intensive training camp ahead of the competition, Deja Blue is the perfect setting for athletes of all caliber and levels to push their limits, and for newcomers to make their entry in the world of competitive freediving.
After 7 days of intense achievements, here are the final standings: