Sunday, July 14, 2024

Guillaume Bourdila Sets New CMAS National Record On Day 4 of Indoor Pool Freediving World Championships

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The last day of the CMAS Indoor Pool Freediving World Championships saw France’s Guillaume Bourdila break a new national record in the Dynamic with Monofin (DYN) discipline.

Bourdila took first place and the gold medal in the men’s senior category with a 306.60m/1,005.9ft swim.

Italy’s Mauro Generali took the silver medal with his 300m/984.25ft dive, and the bronze medal went to Croatia’s Goran Colak with his 299.50m/949.8ft swim.

In the women’s senior category, Poland’s Julia Kozerska took home the gold medal with a 264m/866.14ft swim. Her countrywoman Magdalena Solich-Talanda won silver with a 262.30m/860.56ft dive, and third place saw two athletes sharing the podium for the bronze medal, Livia Bregonzio from Italy and Spain’s Almudena Calvo Bianco who both swam 250m/820.21ft.

As for the men’s masters 50-54 age group, Russian Vladimir Amvrosov — competing under the CMAS flag because his country was banned due to the invasion of Ukraine — won the gold medal with a 221m/725.07ft swim. The silver medal went to Lemay AlVarez from Cuba with 213.63m/700.89ft and Greece’s Aris Ioannidis won bronze for his 200m/656.17ft dive.

There were no women competing in the women’s masters 50-54 age group category but Greece’s Fayrouz El Mehdawi got a world record with a dive to 188.30m/617.78ft while competing in the seniors category, according to CMAS’s Facebook page.

In the men’s masters 55-59 category, Spain’s Nacho Peral took home the gold medal for his 238.80m/783.46ft dive. Poland’s Grzegorz Mucha won the silver medal for his 210.60m/690.94ft swim and Marco Massi from Italy won third place with a 195.70m/642.06ft dive.

The gold medal for females in the masters 55-59 age group category went to Natasa Boscovic from Serbia with a dive to 177.97m/583.89ft, Germany’s Birgit Wesemann won second place with 129.64m/425.33ft and first-time competitor Amel Alshekl from Saudi Arabia swam 128.28m/420.87ft for the bronze.

As for the men’s masters 60-64 age group, Germany’s Hans-Jürgen Lenzen got the gold medal for his dive of 105.60m/346.46ft.

In the male juniors category, Jules Forest from France took home the gold with his 181m/593.83ft swim, while Turkey’s Nida Murathan Bulut won the silver medal with 142.98m/469.09ft, and the bronze medal went to Turkey’s Muhammad Baran Iscan with a 118.58m/389.04ft dive.

In the female juniors category, Ecuador’s Sabine Manz Romero won the gold medal for her 150m/492.13ft swim, followed by Turkey’s Adasu Ramazanoglu who won the silver medal with 140.10m/459.65ft, and her countrywoman Toprak Toprak won the bronze medal with a 126.40m/414.7ft dive.

Check out the video replay of Day 4 plus the medal ceremonies as well as the full results below.

(Featured Image credit: Apnée Ffessm/Facebook)

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CMAS Day 4 DYN Men Masters 50
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CMAS Day 4 DYN Men Masters 55
CMAS Day 4 DYN Women Masters 55
CMAS Day 4 DYN Women Masters 55
CMAS Day 4 DYN Men Masters 60
CMAS Day 4 DYN Men Masters 60
CMAS Day 4 DYN Jr Males
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CMAS Day 4 DYN JR Females
CMAS Day 4 DYN JR Females
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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