Sunday, September 27, 2020

OriginECN Vertical Blue 2018 – Day 2 Results & Photos


The excitement is building in the Bahamas and all over the world as OriginECN Vertical Blue will continue today with 29 athletes taking to the waters of Deans Blue Hole on Long Island in the Bahamas.

Things are stepping up a notch again as both Alexey Molchanov (Russia) and Alessia Zecchini (Italy) are going for World Records!

The competition is split into 3 x 3 day Acts so today will see the last of the action before a rest day on Thursday.

You can see the line up for today below (click to enlarge):

OriginECN Vertical Blue 2018 - Start List Day 3
OriginECN Vertical Blue 2018 – Start List Day 3

Tuesday saw 2 new National Records:

  • Sayuri Kinoshita (Japan) with 88m Free Immersion (FIM)
  • Homar Leuci (Italy) with 104m Free Immersion (FIM)

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You can see the full results below (click to enlarge):

OriginECN Vertical Blue 2018 - Results Day 2
OriginECN Vertical Blue 2018 – Results Day 2

Two onsite photographers – Daan Verhoeven and Alex St-Jean – are capturing the action and the diving looks epic!  Check out some of the action from Day 2 below (click to see them in full screen):

The competition will be live-streamed by the underwater drone Diveye and broadcast via the Vertical Blue Facebook Page and across social media with the hashtag #VB2018.  The broadcast is also going out in China today as well as on the Extreme Facebook Page.

Stay tuned to as we bring you coverage from the event.

Feature photo by Daan Verhoeven

Stephan Whelan
Stephan Whelan
Stephan is the Founder of 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 and helped grow the site to be one of the largest diving websites around today.


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