Category: Records

Women’s CNF New World Record

Natalia ascending from 69m 16 September – Kalamata, Greece
Natalia Molchanova increased her previous record to 69 meters in constant weight no-fins. The dive time was 3:09 . In a spectacular start to the Depth World Championships. Natalia was coached by her son, Alexey Molchanov, the current record holder in Men’s Constant Weight.

We look forward to the remaining days of the competition with the Constant Weight and Free Immersion disciplines and expect great performances from the athletes competing here.
Full results can be found on the Aida Website News: Kalamata pages.http://aidainternational.org/news/kalamatanews/competition-day-1-cnf.

 

New world record for women´s free immersion!

Jeanine 90 meters!

Photo by Daan Verhoeven – www.daanverhoeven.com

Jeanine Grasmeijer of the Netherlands set a new AIDA Freediving World Record, in the women’s free immersion (FIM) discipline, with an extraordinary dive to -90m (295 feet).  Jeanine broke the previous record, held by Natalia Mochanova, at the 2013 Kalamata Open: the pre-competition to the 2013 AIDA Depth World Championships in Kalamata, Greece, commencing on 16 September. (Coverage of the 2013 AIDA Depth World Championships will be available at: http://www.aidainternational.org/).  Jeanine’s dive took approximately 4:20 (all on a single breath of air). Jeanine is 20 years old and only recently started to compete–we expect to hear more from this exciting young diver!

 

New World Record Variable Weight

Will and Mich sign WR VWT 145 sized4 September 2013 Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt: William Winram of Canada descended to 145m on a sled to achieve a new world record in variable weight. William made the dive with ease following a significant training regime, including doing a constant weight record dive with bi-fins at the Caribbean Cup in Roatan.

The crew in Sharm included the Canadian safety team and William’s wife Michele Monico, along with judges Grant Graves and Pim Vermeulen.

William is a long-time Aida competitor, instructor, record-holder, and a well known shark conservationist.

We congratulate William and all who supported him in this effort. The record will be official pending doping test results.

 

More drama in the final day of the 2013 Pool World Championships

June 29, 2013 Goran Colak

Belgrade, Serbia – This morning’s final event of the 2013 AIDA Pool World Championships–Static Apnea (timed breath hold, STA)–brought another world record for women, and a dramatic finish in the Men’s final.
In the women’s A final, Natalia Molchanova of Russia set a third consecutive world record to take the gold medal–this time in Static Apnea–holding her breath for fantastic 9 minutes and 2 seconds; this was the first official women’s performance over nine minutes. Silver went to Veronika Dittes of Austria with 7 minutes and 44 seconds, and Gabriela Grezlova from Czech Republic took bronze with 6 minutes and 54 seconds.
In yesterday’s Dynamic Apnea final the woman’s heat stole the show–with three performances exceeding the previous world record–but today the men’s final provided the drama. Goran Čolak of Croatia took gold with 8 minutes 59 seconds, and Giorgos Panagiotakis of Greece and Eugen Goettling of Austria surfaced simultaneously at 8 minutes 46 seconds to take the other two spots on the podium. Following AIDA International’s competition rules, silver was awarded to Giorgos based on his announced performance being longer than Eugen’s: by a single second.
AIDA’s 2013 Pool World Championship concludes with four new world records, and seven performances over previous world records. Over 140 athletes from 24 countries competed in this event, making it AIDA’s largest pool world championship ever. Many thanks to the host and organizer AIDA Serbia for running such a successful and entertaining event!

Lena Jovanovic
AIDA PR/Media Officer

 

Dramatic Dynamic Finals at AIDA’s 2013 Pool World Champioships

June 28, 2013Ilaria Bonin

Belgrade, Serbia – AIDA World Championships finals continued today with Dynamic Apnea with Fins (DYN). In the men’s A Final, Goran Čolak of Croatia did another world record performance with a fantastic 281m swim, winning gold for the second day in a row. Silver went to the Ukraine, with Alexander Bubenchikov swimming 259m; Aleksandr Kostyshen took bronze for Russia with a 256m swim.

For the second day in a row, the women’s final had a dramatic finish,  with two world records broken in the same heat. Ilaria Bonin of Italy swam to 233m–breaking the current world record of 225m–and just a moment later Russian Natalia Molchanova surfaced cleanly on a spectacular 234m swim to take the gold. Silver went to Bonin, and bronze to Katarina Turchinovic of Croatia for a 212m swim.

Full results are up on AIDA’s Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/aida.freediving/

Lena Jovanovic
AIDA PR/Media Officer