Wednesday, July 17, 2024
HomeFreedivingGoran Colak Wins Fazza Freediving Competition

Goran Colak Wins Fazza Freediving Competition

Dubai, United Arab Emirates — Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashed Al Maktoum welcomed freedivers from all around the world to his Dubai Sports Complex to see who would reign supreme in an unconventional breath-hold competition. Contrary to typical static apnea events, the Fazza competition requires particpants to hold their breath at a depth of approximately two meters, without any equipment. No masks or wetsuits are allowed and you must retain a hold of the line on a buoy they provide.

Victory this year belongs to a 27 year-old freediver from Croatia named Goran Colak. Goran’s breath-hold lasted a total of  7 minutes and :01 second, with Alexey Molchanov coming in second a mere five seconds behind with a breath-hold  of 6 minutes and :56 seconds. William Winram placed a very respectable third with 5 minutes and :58 seconds.

Fazza Comp 2011

Photo courtesy of Amro Dabash.

Francesca Koe
Francesca Koehttps://www.deeperblue.com/
An active ocean advocate, VP of U.S. Freediving, a multi-agency dive instructor, PFI Safety Supervisor and AIDA judge, Francesca also serves as the Editor-At-Large here at DeeperBlue.com. You can usually find Francesca diving in the kelp, hanging out at the Farallones with sharky friends, or trying to improve upon her own PB's.

SEARCH

CONNECT WITH US

858,282FansLike
111,692FollowersFollow
2,738FollowersFollow
22,801FollowersFollow
13,177FollowersFollow
25,921FollowersFollow
2,531SubscribersSubscribe

RECENT ARTICLES