Adriatic Depth Trophy Makes Freediving History


The Adriatic Freediving Trophy changed into the nationwide freediving championship of Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia, and Hungary. Held this past September in Croatia, the competitors took location on the deepest point of Kvarner in the Krušija canal shut to the island of Plavnik, where the sea rift descends to 120 meters.

Pondering the a amount of constraints attributable to the COVID-19 pandemic, together with the myriad challenges of international chase and even border crossings, it’s mighty the event posted 29 performances on the final day of the comp.

With bigger than half of of the offered athletes no longer ready to lend a hand or delivery thanks to chase restrictions, the factual news is that freedivers from Croatia, Serbia, Hungary, Slovenia, Turkey, Morocco, France, Sweden, Russia, the Czech Republic, Germany, and Austria had been if fact be told ready to take care of part making the Adriatic Freediving Trophy the largest competitors of an in any other case hazardous year for freediving as a sport.

The venture of safely executing a global-class event in this type of tumultuous year changed into eagerly & adeptly met by organizers Igor Hrast from the Project Center Krk and the Metropolis of Krk and Vitomir Maricic, the President of AIDA Croatia.

The Adriatic Depth Trophy organizer & athlete Vitomir Maricic and World File Champion Alexey Molchanov (photograph courtesy of <a href=Vertical Media)» records-sluggish- records-sluggish-src=» material/uploads/2020/11/Alexey-and-Vitomir-700×467.jpg» records-sluggish- height=»467″ src=»records:describe/svg+xml,%3Csvg%20xmlns=’’%20viewBox=’0%200%20700%20467’%3E%3C/svg%3E» title=»Adriatic Depth Trophy Makes Freediving History 1″ width=»700″>
The Adriatic Depth Trophy organizer & athlete Vitomir Maricic and World File Champion Alexey Molchanov (photograph courtesy of Vertical Media)

Vitor Maricic shared with

“All people who has ever tried knows that after producing a depth competitors, namely a global one, there are a vital amount of technical minute print that ought to be adopted. 

Especially when making a “historical past-making” event comparable to the ‘Adriatic Depth Trophy’ where the requirements wished to be on the high quality levels, with two separate competitors traces, transfers for every and every competitor, a comprehensive scientific crew and a double bewitch and security setup, thorough evacuation protocols and plans. Then you definitely compound it with trying to attain all of the above throughout a time of rude problems attributable to COVID, and it all turns into mighty more sturdy and mighty extra worrying with day-to-day changes to the total lot.

I is no longer going to inform that it changed into soft or easy, however when practically each and every competitor tells you that this is their most intriguing journey and that they felt it changed into successfully organized, that the atmosphere changed into fine and that they’d a immense time… Properly then the total lot is by hook or by crook balanced, and to boot you get the wind in your sails to continue the memoir subsequent year. I’m also very proud to maintain motivated novice freedivers to arrangement competitions for his or her first time.

I take into fable it a triumph to maintain introduced together a pair of of my pals (who occur to be potentially the most intriguing divers in the arena!) to no longer only take care of part however to also encourage every person. I lost count of the a amount of nationwide records we accomplished and having a World File location on the event changed into lawful a cherry on high!

It’d be tough subsequent year to surpass our impressive 2020 outcomes — however we are able to strive.”

Fatima Korok of Hungary sets a unique Nationwide File and she wins the ADT overall for the females (photograph courtesy of <a href=Vertical Media)» records-sluggish- records-sluggish-src=» material/uploads/2020/11/Fatima-Korok-700×499.jpg» records-sluggish- height=»499″ src=»records:describe/svg+xml,%3Csvg%20xmlns=’’%20viewBox=’0%200%20700%20499’%3E%3C/svg%3E» title=»Adriatic Depth Trophy Makes Freediving History 2″ width=»700″>
Fatima Korok of Hungary sets a unique Nationwide File and she wins the ADT overall for the females (photograph courtesy of Vertical Media)

In the ladies’s competitors, potentially the most intriguing dives had been made by the present world champion Fatima Korok from Hungary, Sahika Ercumen from Turkey, and Vendula Strachtova from the Czech Republic.

In the stay, Fatima earned the stay location on the podium as potentially the most intriguing female overall, and she location a nationwide file for Hungary with a bi-fins dive to 67 meters. Sahika Ercumen also location a nationwide file for Turkey in bi-fins. Vendula Strachtova placed third overall.

Pure joy for a white card dive (photograph courtesy of <a href=Vertical Media)» records-sluggish- records-sluggish-src=» material/uploads/2020/11/2-who-is-this-lady-700×449.jpg» records-sluggish- height=»449″ src=»records:describe/svg+xml,%3Csvg%20xmlns=’’%20viewBox=’0%200%20700%20449’%3E%3C/svg%3E» title=»Adriatic Depth Trophy Makes Freediving History 3″ width=»700″>
Pure joy for Sahika’s white card dive (photograph courtesy of Vertical Media)

As for the boys, a battle between freediving giants Thibault Guignes of France and Alexey Molchoanov of Russia changed into extremely anticipated. However, in the stay, attributable to weather stipulations altering, potentially the most distinguished day being canceled, Alexey getting caught in transit and arriving only on the final day, lady success modified into to final year’s winner Vitomir Maricic who garnered potentially the most facets from 3 disciplines and gained the general title for the 2nd year in a row. Petar Klovar from Croatia changed into the megastar of his nationwide crew as he accomplished a glorious consequence — a nationwide file in the self-discipline of Free Immersion (FIM) with a white card dive to 100m.

Petar Klovar is a 100m man
Welcome to the irregular 100m club Petar! (photograph courtesy of Vertical Media)

Finally, slack comer Alexey Molchanov dove to a unique world file of 111m in the self-discipline of Fixed Weight Bi-fins (CWTB) self-discipline, which changed into mighty extra impressive provided that the sea changed into darker, less warm, and extra turbulent when he at final arrived however the Russian changed into extraordinarily confident in his skills and changed into successfully full of life from practicing in cool lakes and the Murky Sea. Second location overall went to Petr Vala, a Czech who location an unofficial world file in the Masters’ category, and in third changed into Minja Marinkovic from Germany.

Minja of Germany has a successful comp
Minja Marinkovic gets the model and awaits the judges white card (photograph courtesy of Vertical Media)

Vitor Maricic continued:

“It’s tough to be in the group of an event and a competitor on the equal event so I made up my mind to take care of this as a factual practicing session and take care of a stumble on at to attain sturdy results each and every day without dramatically pushing any limits, it modified into out that I changed into potentially the most distinguished overall, however for me, the high quality dive, no longer counting Alexey, changed into the one by Petar Klovar, which we wished for and anticipated for total summer and that is a in actuality immense consequence.

Petar is engaged in the Rijeka diving club Ocean and by this club, we try to advertise this sport in the winter, so I am hoping that this could be a further wind in his support and motivation to continue diving. There is nothing extra to inform about Alexey’s world file, Alexey is a immense champion and the fashion he performed confirms this. He continues to push the boundaries of diving ever deeper, ever extra.

Along with his solution to diving and competitors, he’s no longer only a respected freediving ambassador however an accomplished sports activities ambassador in in fashion. It changed into crucial for me to compete because we had restricted opportunities this year, thanks to chase restrictions in the other competitions in Croatia I changed into the bewitch, and I love competing mighty extra. I didn’t request to blueprint shut overall this year, however I don’t mind it either!

What is main to me for this event, and in actuality for any event, is the constructing of community, cooperation, and back amongst freedivers. I lawful love it when every person is serving to each and every other out with instruments, coaching, suggestion, and celebrating all of the dives together. Here is this type of wide studying opportunity for novices.

A immense instance of this camaraderie came when we had to cancel potentially the most distinguished day thanks to unsuitable weather. Thibault Guignes offered a free masterclass in FIM practicing for all people, generously sharing his journey — this type of stout gesture and immense map from a seasoned competitor like Thibault is of pleasant profit to us all.”

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Thibault Guignes is the embodiment of potentially the most intriguing of freediving spirit (photograph courtesy of Vertical Media)

This competitors changed into also ground-breaking because all of the disciplines had been verified in accordance to each and every the AIDA and CMAS rules, on the equal time. This unification of these governing sports activities our bodies is genuinely particular — a historical step forward to unifying the previously separate freediving codecs. It’s a long way now doable that the mixed mannequin could additionally additionally be aged in future competitions.

Marcic boasted:

“What we have got managed to attain is (I ponder) a precedent in freediving and could honest doubtlessly alternate the course of competitors and sport, this is a immense victory that changed into made doable thanks to the improbable cooperation of AIDA Croatia with the Slovenian federation, which is a partner on the support of the CMAS allotment of the competitors and provides us with the back and improbable judges who tag the factors and are full of life to magnify horizons in to take into accounta good route.”

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Faded CMAS + AIDA Command Vedran Milat looks on as an athlete and security crew member prepare for a efficiency on the ADT (photograph courtesy of Vertical Media)

“Because the principal bewitch, Vedran Milat changed into high quality because he has a long historical past of representing each and every AIDA and CMAS as an estimable bewitch, and in describe to maintain the honest space for a global file, we introduced Petar Bojovic from Serbia, an A level WR certified AIDA bewitch. Maja Božicek the president of AIDA Slovenia, and Lidija Lijic of Croatia rounded out the judging crew.

The journey levels of all of these judges gave me (the organizer) a peace-of-mind that issues could be accomplished correctly and in accordance to the high quality requirements. Maja Božicek is immense captivating with nationwide AIDA and all forms of competitions and she is an very crucial allotment of our crew in all immense events, and as an experienced real athlete herself, Lidija can in actuality arrangement and back athletes from a assorted angle.”

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Nothing is extra healthy than a smiley bewitch like Maja Božicek (photograph courtesy of Vertical Media)

The event also served as a platform for be taught in the self-discipline of treatment and the discontinuance consequence of a cooperative effort formed between the organizers and a crew of doctors which had been following the AIDA Croatia athletes for a whereas.

Dr. Igor Barkovic, the estimable doctor of the ADT, had this to inform:

“The ‘Adriatic Freediving Trophy’ changed into impeccably organized and the stipulations had been fine, the depraved of the competitors changed into a immense boat on which we had all of the obligatory scientific instruments. In any appreciate times, the competitors changed into monitored by an total crew of doctors and nurses. The competitors introduced together a immense amount of competitors of the arena’s elite who had been full of life to take care of part in scientific and scientific be taught and we got an irregular opportunity to salvage scientific records of immense exercise. A community of fervent be taught doctors also gathered spontaneously and piqued their ardour in inspecting these athletes.”

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Medics and researchers show screen Thibault Guignes to raised tag the phenomena of his physiology (photograph courtesy of Vertical Media)

Dr. Barkovic went on to cloak:

“The crew from the Center for Research and Training in Underwater, Hyperbaric and Marine Pills of the Faculty of Pills in Rijeka examined the impact of deep dives and breath-retaining on lung volumes, perfusion, arterial blood gases and pulmonary barotrauma and mechanisms of body adaptation to such rude stipulations. As a curiosity, we are able to insist that for potentially the most distinguished time in the arena arterial blood changed into drawn at a depth of 60 m.

The crew from Thalassotherapy Opatija and the Department of Sports and Rehabilitation Pills studied numerous facets of the impact of rude stipulations on the endocrine and cardiovascular map. Dr. Turk Wensveen monitored the supraphysiological activation of the adrenal gland and thyroid gland, cardiologists prof. Peršic, Dr. Travica Samsa, and Dr. Ivaniš conducted a sequence of handy coronary heart assessments. Prof. Wensveen, an immunologist on the Faculty of Pills in Rijeka, examined the close of rude stipulations on immune cells.

Although each and every from the ingredient of his specialization, all together, by teamwork we strive to succeed in scientific recordsdata that would possibly maybe back the protection of freediving, back competitive results, and to boot back of us plagued by lung, cardiovascular and endocrine diseases.

I thank all of the competitors, organizers, judges, insurance coverage, scientists for his or her goodwill, for the glorious atmosphere, for his or her efforts, and for a extraordinarily fulfilling time. I am hoping to gaze you subsequent year!

And a immense time changed into had by all! Scrutinize you subsequent year (photograph courtesy of <a href=Vertical Media)» records-sluggish- records-sluggish-src=» material/uploads/2020/11/Scrutinize-you-subsequent-year-700×467.jpg» records-sluggish- height=»467″ src=»records:describe/svg+xml,%3Csvg%20xmlns=’’%20viewBox=’0%200%20700%20467’%3E%3C/svg%3E» title=»Adriatic Depth Trophy Makes Freediving History 10″ width=»700″>
And a immense time changed into had by all! Farewell from the winners and peep you subsequent year (photograph courtesy of Vertical Media)

The total results day-to-day feeds, and film galleries could additionally additionally be stumbled on on the estimable web page of the event