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New Records from Greece at the Med Freediving Cup

Kalamata, Greece — The 3rd Mediterranean Freediving World Cup is hosted by the Municipality of Kalamata in collaboration with Freediving-Club Greece and is under the auspices of AIDA Hellas and AIDA International. After just a few official competition days, and one “record-attempt” day, the Med World Cup has seen one World Record and ten National Records change. As reported on DeeperBlue yesterday, the World Record in Variable Ballast at 125m now belongs to Natalia Molchanova from Russia.

William Winram completed a strong dive to 97m FIM this week, which secures his title as the new Continental Record holder in free immersion. And even the busy event organizer, Stavros Kastrinakis, managed to set an impressive 151m No-Limits Greek national record  himself.

3rd Med world Cup 

The complete list of records achieved thus far are as follows:

Record                   Discipline                 Athlete                       Performance

World Record             Variable Ballast            Natalia Molchanova (RUS)                    125m
Continental Record     Free Immersion            William Winram (CAN)                           97m
National Record          No-Limits                     Stavros Kastrinakis (GRE)                    151m
National Record          No-Limits                        Ben Noble (AUS)                                   105m
National Record          Variable Ballast             Ben Noble (AUS)                                   100m
National Record          Variable Ballast            Anna Von Boetticher (GER)                100m
National Record          Free Immersion             Jure Daic (SLO)                                       86m
National Record          Free Immersion            Jakob Hansen (DEN)                              75m
National Record          Free Immersion            Mark Harris (GBR)                                   70m
National Record          Constant No Fins          Dave Tranfeld (GBR)                              52m

National Record         Free Immersion              Adel Abu Haliqa (UAE)                           45m


The event’s schedule includes more competition days spreading out to Sunday June 20th, so a lot more can be expected from the competing freedivers. See some of the current results from both the men and the women on this DeeperBlue forums thread.


Photo courtesy of Stavros Kastrinakis

Francesca Koe
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.