Thursday, July 25, 2024

Five More Men’s National Records Smashed On Day 6 Of Vertical Blue 2021

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National men’s freediving records continue to be set at a blistering pace during Vertical Blue 2021 at Dean’s Blue Hole in the Bahamas, with five new ones being smashed on Day 6.

Mexico’s Pepe Salcedo dove to 94m/308ft in 3mins 30secs for a national Constant Weight with Bifins (CWTBF) record.

Alexey Molchanov at Vertical Blue 2021. Photo by Daan Verhoeven
Alexey Molchanov at Vertical Blue 2021. Photo by Daan Verhoeven

Switzerland’s Florian Burghardt bested his 82m/269ft dive on Day 4 with an 84m/276ft dive in 2mins 40secs on Day 6 in the Constant Weight (CWT) discipline.

Mexico’s Alejandro Lemus beat his 101m/331ft CWT dive on Day 4 with a 104m/341ft dive in 3mins 7secs on Day 6.

Italy’s Vincenzo Ferri — who on Day 3 didn’t make a 109m/358ft CWT attempt — successfully dove to 104m/341ft in 3mins 16secs on Day 6 for a national record in the CWTBF discipline.

William Trubridge at Vertical Blue 2021. Photo by Daan Verhoeven
William Trubridge at Vertical Blue 2021. Photo by Daan Verhoeven

Peru’s Juani Valdivia bested his 67m/220ft CWT dive on Day 5 with a 69m/226ft dive in 2mins 8secs the following day.

Check out the full results below. The athletes now have a rest day on Tuesday before the final few days of the competition start.

2021 Vertical Blue Day 6 Results
2021 Vertical Blue Day 6 Results

Featured Image courtesy of Daan Verhoeven.

Additional reporting by Stephan Whelan

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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