A new, invitation-only freediving competition to be held next week in memory of the late, great Natalia Molchanova has been announced.

While few details have been put out, the Molchanova Grand Prix is scheduled for September 18th-23rd, 2018 in Ibiza, Spain. The two disciplines for the competition will be Constant Weight (CWT) and Constant Weight No Fins (CNF), with a total prize pool of 62,000 Euros/~US$72,000.

Announced competitors include her son Alexey Molchanov, William Trubridge, Goran Colak, Alessia Zecchini, Sayuri Kinoshita, Hanako Hirose, Arnaud Jerald and potentially others.

For more info, check out the still-in-progress competition website at MolchanovaGrandPrix.com.

Molchanova Grand Prix Freediving Competition Announced
Molchanova Grand Prix Freediving Competition Announced

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John Liang
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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