Croatia’s best freediver, Mirela Kardašević, has won two gold medals, a silver and set two new world records at the CMAS World Freediving Indoor Championship which was held from June 10 to 16 in Belgrade.
On the first day of the World Championship, Mirela competed in the Dynamic No Fins (DNF) discipline where she dived 201 m, which was a new world record. Her record would be broken by the Polish competitor and she had to settle for the silver medal.
In the Dynamic with Bifins (DYNB) discipline, Mirela won the gold medal and set a new world record by diving 250 m.
In the last discipline, Dynamic With Fins (DYN), Mirela dived 275 m which brought her another gold medal and another world record.
“The competition was very strong, the strongest so far, so these achievements are extremely high. All the effort, work and great sacrifice paid off. I am still overwhelmed with emotions because for me this was the most successful World Cup so far. This success is a reflection of perseverance, healthy motivation and great sacrifice. I would not have achieved this without my family and my sons, coach Ivan Drviš, DPS club and Slaven Cubric. Every success is a team success and that is why I thank them all!”- said Mirela Kardašević.
Croatia the most successful team in Belgrade
Croatians won 6 medals at the championship, of which 3 were gold, 2 silver and 1 bronze. Vanja Peleš won silver in the finless Dynamic No Fins with a dive of 226 m, Budimir Šobar won gold in the static discipline with a time of 9 minutes and 12 seconds and Boris Milošić won bronze with a time of 8 minutes and 2 seconds.
Mirela will now have a short break, after which preparations for the outdoor season and World Outdoor Championship in October will begin.