Croatia’s Mirela Kardašević has claimed bronze and written history at the Freediving World Championships in Kaş, Turkey.
In the CNF discipline (Constant No Fins) with a dive of 63 meters, Mirela set a national record and won a medal at both the pool (indoor) and outdoor world championships.
“The bronze at the World Outdoor Championship is a great success for me, as I had very little time to prepare for the depths. I am one of the few divers to compete in the pool and depth, so I am very pleased with the success I have achieved. I came to this competition without expectation because I had a couple of injuries just before the competition. The announcement I made for the finless discipline (CNF) was conservative where I hoped it would be enough for the podium and in the end it was enough. CNF is also the most difficult and demanding discipline, but I found myself in it and I believe that next year I will go even deeper in this discipline and fight for gold – both in the pool and in the depths,” said Mirela Kardašević.
To recall, at the recent Freediving World Championships held in Belgrade in June, Mirela won 3 medals – one gold and two silver. This is the eighth medal in her career from the World Diving Championships (two gold, three silver, three bronze), and she also has two bronze medals from the European Championships. Mirela is also the holder of six world records.