Riga Freediving Cup 2011 AIDA - competition results на русскомDear friends! Now, the competition is over, and we wish to thank one and all the participants, those who supported them, and those who could visit Riga disregarding those days low temperatures (about thirty below zero sounds as a record here!), also those who wanted to come but couldn't do it for some reasons.
This is the second time the freediving competition gathers best divers in Riga, now there were 35 athletes to compete, and it is pleasant to note that girls are participating more and more actively. The complete list of participated athletes and their best results prior to the competition date see here.
everybody knows, the winner is not necessarily the strongest one but
that's who most far-sighted and self-assured enough not to overleap
himself. In a tough struggle for victory with the Sweedish,
Ukrainian, Latvian, Lithuanian diving team members, with the
Estonian guy (who wasn't afraid to travel and compete alone!) top total
score gainer apeared to be Yury Shmatko (Russia).
The best one in the overall ranking for girls is Irina Karina (Russia)
In team ranking the Latvian team of Free-diving.lv - Yulia Maryevich, Alexey Potapenko and Sergey Hruschev won by a head, and this is a pleasant surprise for us considering the 10 strongest teams to conteste in general, also the fact that the Sweedish guys are able to dive beyond 200 m, and Ulf's statics is over 9 min. They came with a firm intention to get best of it, but sorry, next time. The points for each team were scored from individual results of men an women team members, without any coefficient.
A very special thanks to the judges: Nastja Dzjazina (RUS), Peter Boivie (SWE), to the secretaries and coordinators Ksenija, Boris and Andrey, our safety Guntars, Sergey, Sergey II and Alexander, photographers and cameramen: Vadim Straume and Maxim Zhiljakov, cameramens Oksana and Eugeny, to the doctor, for which even after her 17 year work experience for ambulance our go blue lips and turn purple heads appeared to be shockingly surprise, "Why are they doing that?" one might read a uncomprehension in her eyes, and of course, enormous thanks to our general sponsor LEADERFINS and StPetersburg LeaderFins Team: Leonid Kleshnin, Michail Mednik and Eugeny Sichev.
We would like to pass on thanks to all the volunteers that helped make the event a success.
Riga Freediving Cup 2010 results: