The 2015 AIDA Individual Depth Championships (#aidaworldchampionship) kicked off on Monday 14th September with 37 male and female athletes taking to the waters off Cyprus to compete for medals in the Constant Weight No Fins (CNF) discipline
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Weather conditions were good after dust and strong winds had caused issues in previous days, however athletes had nerves get the better of them as 14 competitors were disqualified for various reasons.
Despite the nerves, 5 new Freediving National Records were set during the day:
- Goran Colak (Croatia) set a Constant Weight No Fins (CNF) record of 71m
- Jennifer Wedland (Germany) set a Constant Weight No Fins (CNF) record of 46m
- Walter Chivescu (Romania) set a Constant Weight No Fins (CNF) record of 43m
- Miguel Lozano (Spain) set a Constant Weight No Fins (CNF) record of 76m
- Johan Hagg (Sweden) set a Constant Weight No Fins (CNF) record of 71m
Final results however cannot be calculated as two athletes – Mandy Sumner (USA) and Stig Pryds (Denmark) – have filed and had accepted protests against their disqualifications and are pending re-dives to complete their attempts and ranking.
Interim results are below:
Keep your eyes peeled to DeeperBlue.com for more information in the run up to the World Championships.
See photos from the day below. Photos are courtesy of fabulous underwater photographer Daan Verhoeven – athletes who are interested in purchasing copies of their photos should head to his website or contact him via Facebook.