29 Apr BEST FREEDIVERS 2017 – DEPTH
THE BEST DEPTH FREEDIVERS OF 2017 – Male Version
(according to AIDA rankings)
Freediving is a discipline where the human limit is being questioned at every single stage. However, the extent to which we divide human the limit varies among disciplines.
The following list will divide freediving athletes in their respective disciplines.
Constant weight (CWT) is the most widely practiced discipline in Freediving.
Therefore, those who conquer the TOP 3 in CWT are making a clear the difference in the world of freediving.
In 2017, many freedivers many international competitions were held.
This resulted in a variety of new and old faces to come out in the top 3 best freedivers in CWT.
The Turkish International has gone strong over the years and his results do not say otherwise. With a total depth of 115m at the Freedive August 2017 Mini-competition in Panglao, Philippines.
Goran has managed to break a few world records in swimming pool disciplines and has upgraded his game by becoming the 3rd best Constant Weighter of 2017.
The New Zealander made his first international depth debut at the Caribbean Cup in 2017. After learning from many equalization difficulties, he came back strong at the AIDA World Depth Championship in Roatan, Honduras.
A national record of 126m,
topping Trubridge’s by 5 meters put him in a historical position.
The legendary freediver has had a consistent streak in Freediving.
The 3 times World Record Holder broke a new world record in CWT at the Vertical Blue 2017 in the Bahamas.
129 mts constant weight,
making him the deepest athlete in this discipline.
CONSTANT WEIGHT NO FINS
Constant weight without fins (CNF) is deep freediving in its most ancient representation.
According to Aida International, in CNF the Freediver descends and ascends underwater using a variation of Breastroke swimming stroke without the use of propulsion equipment (fins) and without pulling on the rope.
Constant No Fins, is perhaps the most difficult depth discipline because of fatigue and acid lactic play a huge role in the performance of the Freediver.
There is a tough battle in which to say the best CNF diver it is. But the rankings for 2017 are clear.
The Frenchman showed an impressive performance at the Vertical Blue 2017.
After years of dedication and multiple national records,
Bourchis managed to place himself in the top 3rd of CNF for 2017.
A depth of 90mts!!
The Russian World class athlete had an outstanding performance at both Roatan and Bahamas last year!
In the video below you’ll be able to see an entire dive an incredible 90m to the abyss, giving him a well deserved second position.
The new Zealander known to be the expert in the discipline for years would be expected to see on top.
Although his performance in 2017 did not match his world record at 102m, he managed to top Alexey’s performance by one meter at the Vertical Blue 2017.
In the next video, you’ll witness the style and the momentum that he uses to reach 91m that positioned him as the best CNF athlete of 2017.
Free Immersion (FIM) is one of the most glorious disciplines in the freediving. The propulsion of FIM gives the athlete a beautiful momentum.
According to AIDA International, in FIM a freediver descends and ascends underwater by pulling the rope.
Here are the top 3 best Free Immersion Athletes of 2017
The Spaniard made a stunning freediving attempt at the Vertical Blue 2017.
The Spanish record holder shined at the Vertical Blue with an outstanding 114m underwaterreceiving a penalty of 3 points in an attempt to 117m.
With attempts like these, the battle for next year will be close.
Boudhiaf – Trubridge
The second position is a tie between Walid Boudhiaf and William Trubridge.
The Colombian/Tunisian is one of the greatest upcoming athletes in Free Immersion.
Last year’s Vertical Blue was, in fact, a great competition for all the athletes on this list.
Boudhiaf succeeded a total of 116m in the Bahamas, a well deserved 3rd place in the best FIM freedivers of 2017.
The current World record holder of this exact discipline (124m) match Walid’s attempt on the exact same day.
At his own competition (Vertical Blue), Trubridge accomplished an impressive 116m with ease. Trubdrige has maintained a steady flow of streaks in the past year currently holding 2 World Records to this day.
The Russian previously mentioned on this list of the best ocean male freedivers of 2017; has transformed into the highest competitive freediver of 2017.
In an attempt to match Trubdrige’s almighty 124m in FIM, the Russian returned to the surface without the tag, giving him a penalty, yet still a matching Trubridge’s World Record.
AIDA International: the international association of freediving
CWT: Constant Weight. According to AIDA, is defined when the freediver descends and ascends with the use of fins/monofin and/or with the use of his arms.
CNF: Constant no Fins. According to AIDA, the Freediver descends and ascends underwater using a variation of Breastroke swimming without the use of propulsion equipment (fins) and without pulling on the rope.
FIM: Free Immersion. According to AIDA International, in FIM a freediver descends and ascends underwater by pulling the rope.