Another record for Natalia

 

Natalia

Photo by Daan Verhoeven

Kalamata, Greece
On the final day of competition at the World Championships, Natalia Molchanova re-claimed her Free immersion record (91m) . She now holds all the female records except No-Limits. She also won the gold medal in all three depth disciplines at the competition. The ladies Free Immersion event was highly anticipated with both Natalia and Jeanine Grasmeijer, of the Netherlands, announcing world record attempts. In the end, experience prevailed, and the young Jeanine turned early and failed to reach the announced depth. Jeanine said that the veteran Natalia, told her later that she is young and has a great future ahead of her.
Natalia made two new World Records: free immersion and constant no-fins. Her son Alexey improved his constant weight record to 128m and also secured the silver medal in men’s free immersion.

 

Men’s Constant Weight New World Record

Alexey 128 m19 September 2013, Kalamata, Greece
Alexey Molchanov of Russia increased his own world record in Constant Weight to 128m in a dive time of 3:38. He was coached by his mother, world record diver, Natalia Molchanova. Alexey had made this depth earlier in the year but the record did not count because he did not have a tag. We congratulate him on another great achievement.

 

 

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.