Four women and one man set continental freediving records in the Dynamic with Bifins (DYNB) discipline on Day 1 of the AIDA 2023 Pool World Championship in Jeju, South Korea.
South Africa’s Bevin Reynolds took the women’s gold medal and the Oceania continental record with her 232m/761ft swim. Japan’s Mai Morimura nabbed the silver medal and the Asia continental record with her 220m/722ft effort, while Poland’s Julia Kozerska swam 219m/718.5ft for the bronze medal. Brazil’s Nara Martins Ishikawa set a South American continental record with a swim of 175m/574ft., while New Zealand’s Suzanne Malseed set an Oceania continental record with her 177m/581ft swim.
On the men’s podium, China’s Zy Zhang took home the gold with his 267m/876ft swim. Second and third place saw Russians (competing under no flag due to their country’s invasion of Ukraine) Mikhail Briantcev and Aleksandr Maksimov swim 256m/840ft and 254m/833ft respectively.
Australia’s Benjamin Eckert swam 236m/774ft for a men’s Oceania continental record.
The competition also saw 11 new women’s national records set:
- Philippines: 167m/548ft – Tracy Roxanne
- Czech Republic: 164m/538ft – Zuzana Reitingerova
- Sweden: 208m/682ft – Paula Johnsson
- Indonesia: 154m/505ft – Safir Abadi
- Japan: 220m/722ft – Mai Morimura
- Malaysia: 177m/581ft – Syafidatul Azua Shafii
- Hong Kong: 156m/512ft – Chelsea Mo
- Finland: 172m/564ft – Janita Kulkula
- Chinese Taipei: 208m/682ft – Yu Fang Liu
- Germany: 200m/656ft – Heike Schwerdtner
- South Korea: 206m/676ft – Binna Kang
As well as eight men’s national records:
- Indonesia: 173m/568ft – Ernaldo Sanyoto
- Singapore: 232m/761ft – Xingqiang Fu
- United Kingdom: 208m/682ft – Adam Drzazga
- Hong Kong: 200m/656ft – Lap Hing (Chris) Cheung
- Philippines: 188m/617ft – Nico Guzman
- Finland: 202m/663ft – Olavi Paananen
- Italy: 206m/676ft – Federico Buzzoni
- Spain: 227m/745ft – Inaki Santos
Check out the video replay of Day 1 below.