Monday, November 23, 2020

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.

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Francesca Koe
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 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.


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