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Freediving Freediving Champions Attend Launch Event For 2019 AIDA World Championships

Freediving Champions Attend Launch Event For 2019 AIDA World Championships

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A host of freediving champions and local officials recently attended the launch event for the 2019 AIDA World Freediving Championships to be held in the waters off Villefranche-Sur-Mer, France next September.

The area has earned its moniker as the “Bay of Legends,” having hosted the first World Championships 23 years ago as well as in 2000, 2005 and 2012, so it’s fair to say that records — National and World — will likely be broken there. This year’s competition will take place September 2nd-15th.

The launch event took place last week in downtown Nice at Cinema Pathe Gare du Sud. The event was organized by the NUC Subaquatique (the club that made the winning application for the 2019 World Championships) in collaboration with AIDA France and the local authorities.

The launch event was attended by 300 people including high political figures like Charles Ange Ginesy, president of the department of Alpes-Maritimes and Christophe Tojani, the Mayor of Villefranche sur Mer, as well as freediving champions like Guillaume Nery, Alice Modolo, Aurore Assos, Arnaud Gerald, Thomas Bouchard, and others.

At that same event, Julie Gautier and Guillaume Nery offered a teaser of the freediving movies they are working on: “AMA” and “One Breath Around The World.”

Check out the awesome launch video below.

The launch event for the 2019 AIDA World Championships was attended by 300 people.
The launch event for the 2019 AIDA World Championships was attended by 300 people.

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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