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OriginECN Vertical Blue 2018 – Day 3 Results & Photos

It’s been an exciting day in Deans Blue Hole in the Bahamas as Act 1 of the OriginECN Vertical Blue drew to a close in spectacular style!

Russian World Champion Freediver Alexey Molchanov kept the whole world pinned to their computers and mobile devices watching the live Diveye feed showing him effortlessly diving to 130m with a monofin to set a new Constant Weight (CWT) World Record.

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Earlier in the day, the other scheduled world record attempt by Alessia Zecchini was called off moments before she was due to dive as she didn’t feel quite right after a disturbed nights sleep.

Wednesday also saw 5 new National Records:

  • Martin Zajac (Slovakia) with 99m Constant Weight (CWT)
  • Alex Davis (Barbados) with 91m Constant Weight (CWT)
  • Gus Kreivenas (Lithuania) with 89m Free Immersion (FIM)
  • Daniel Koval (USA) with 102m Constant Weight (CWT)
  • Dean Chaouche (Great Britain) with 82m Constant Weight (CNF)

This now brings the total number of records after three days to a massive 12 National Records and 1 World Record.

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

OriginECN Vertical Blue 2018 - Results Day 3
OriginECN Vertical Blue 2018 – Results Day 3

Two onsite photographers – Daan Verhoeven and Alex St-Jean – are capturing the action during each day!  Check out some of the action from Day 3 below (click to see them in full screen):

The competition is split into 3 x 3 day Acts so Thursday sees a well-deserved rest day for competitors, organizers and safety teams.

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.

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

Feature photo by Alex St-Jean

Stephan Whelan
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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 has grown the site to be the most popular diving website and community in the world.