Day 3 of the AIDA Pool World Championship in Jeju, South Korea saw a host of new women’s national breath-hold records set in the Static (STA) discipline.
Static has the longest-standing AIDA World Record for both men and women.
Germany’s Heike Schwerdtner brought home the gold medal and a new national record with a breath-hold time of 8 minutes 45 seconds, moving her closer to breaking the world record and placing her as the second-highest-ranked woman in the discipline.
Poland’s Julia Kozerska came in second and set her own national record with an 8:03 breath-hold, while France’s Sylvie Gilson nabbed a bronze and a French national record with an 8:01 breath-hold.
Other women’s national records set on the day included Japan’s Yuriko Ichihara (7:19), Finland’s Iiris Ala-Olla (7:11), Taiwan’s Lin Shin Ju (6:27) and Singapore’s Patricia Paige Ong (6:12).
The men’s podium saw France’s Florian Dagoury bring home the gold with a 10:01 breath-hold, Russia’s Aleksandr Maksimov (competing under no flag due to his country’s invasion of Ukraine) nabbed the silver with 9:10 and Sweden’s David Spreitz Elings got the bronze with 8:36.
Check out the replay of Day 3 below.