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Japan & Czech Teams Take Gold At AIDA Team Freediving World Championships 2016

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The three competitive days of diving at the AIDA Team Freediving World Championships in Kalamata, Greece have finished and the Japanese Women and Czech Men teams have won first place and gold medals for their countries.

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The final disciplines of Static (STA) and Dynamic (DYN) were held on Thursday 22nd and Saturday 24th respectively in wonderful Greek sunshine.

Solid performance all round on Thursday saw the strongest Static (STA) performances from the French Mens team and Czech Womens team, although as this is a combination discipline team competition it was the combined performances of all three disciplines that crowned the winners.

The Dynamic (DYN) competition saw some particularly strong performance from China, Malaysia and the USA with two National Records a piece as well as on for Japan, for a total of 7 new national records:

  • Teoh Kim Seng – 137m – Malaysia
  • Syafidatul Azua Shafii – 128m – Malaysia
  • Jessea Lu – 200m – China
  • Aolin Wang – 200m – China
  • Tom Gilmore – 208m – USA
  • Meghan Gilmore – 179m – USA
  • Hanako Hirose – 197m – Japan

Once all the results were calculated the final top podium positions were:

Men

  1. Czech
  2. France
  3. Russia

Women

  1. Japan
  2. Czech
  3. Russia

Full results can be seen below:

Final Women Results at AIDA Team Freediving World Championships 2016
Final Women Results at AIDA Team Freediving World Championships 2016

Final Men Results at AIDA Team Freediving World Championships 2016
Final Men Results at AIDA Team Freediving World Championships 2016

The closing ceremony was held on Saturday night with the winners crowned World Champions in front of their peers and the World Freediving community.

DeeperBlue.com congratulate all the athletes, volunteers and organizers for a successful Team World Championships.

Men Winners at AIDA Team Freediving World Championships 2016. Photo by Carla Hanson
Men Winners at AIDA Team Freediving World Championships 2016. Photo by Carla Hanson

Women Winners at AIDA Team Freediving World Championships 2016. Photo by Carla Hanson
Women Winners at AIDA Team Freediving World Championships 2016. Photo by Carla Hanson

Photos courtesy of Daan Verhoeven and Carla Hanson

Stephan Whelan
Stephan Whelanhttps://www.deeperblue.com
Stephan is the Founder of DeeperBlue.com. His passion for the underwater world started at 8 years-old with a try-dive in a hotel pool on holiday that soon formulated into a lifelong love affair with the oceans. In 1996 he set up DeeperBlue.com and helped grow the site to be one of the largest diving websites around today.

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