Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Mateusz Malina Sets 229m Pure Apnea World Record Dynamic Bi-Fins

UPDATED 29/11 - Corrected agency to Pure Apnea

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Mateusz Malina from Poland broke the current Pure Apnea DYN Bi-fins world record of 226m by swimming a distance of 229m at the Free Dive World mini comp, held in Czech Republic. He also holds the world records for Dynamic (DYN) at 300m and Dynamic No Fins (DNF) at 244m from rival agency AIDA International.

Pure Apnea held competitions in Brno and Cape Town on November 27th, to represent the Northern and Southern hemispheres.

Here are the highlights and full results from the mini comp in the Northern Hemisphere, hosted by Free Dive World:

  • Martin Valenta (CZE) set a national STA record with 09:05
  • Natalia Ovodova (RUS) set a Pure Apnea world record with 166m in DYN Bi-fins
  • Ivanska Barbora (CZE) set a national record in DNF with 137m

Annelize Müller and her coach Eliska Redelinghuys - celebrating her 133 DYN Bi-fin NR! Photo by Daniela Daines
Annelize Müller and her coach Eliska Redelinghuys – celebrating her 133 DYN Bi-fin NR! Photo by Daniela Daines

Highlights of the Pure Apnea WC Southern Hemisphere pool comp, hosted by Cape Town Freediving, include:

  • Annelize Muller setting a South African bi-fins record of 133m
  • Stephan Kirsten setting national records for Namibia in DNF and DYN Bi-fins
  • Steve Trollope doing a STA of 6:27 min

Congrats to all the athletes!

Doing it Saffa style. Photo by Daniela Daines
Doing it Saffa style. Photo by Daniela Daines

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Yvette Bezuidenhout
Past life: scuba instructor. English teacher/ freediver. Author of Wayan and the Turtle King, a children's book on the effects of plastic on the marine environment.

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