Dubai PR Network, Online Press Release from Dubai and Middle East
 
Sports(Entertainment)
Filter PR by
  
Branko Petrovic sets new qualifying record at Fazza Championship for Freediving 2014
 
Branko Petrovic sets new qualifying record at Fazza Championship for Freediving 2014

Serbian records time of 9.47 minutes in the static apnea event

Dubai, 7 March 2014: The Fazza Championship for Freediving witnessed its most successful qualifying round with several world champions descending on the Hamdan Sports Complex in Dubai to compete in the static apnea event.

Organised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center under the patronage of HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, the Championships have attracted world champion freedivers in the past including Russian national Alexey Molchanova and Croatian national Goran Colak, both of whom competed this year and recorded scores of 7.02 minutes and 8.17 minutes in the qualifying round.

Serbian national Branko Petrovic, who attended the Fazza Championship for the second year set a qualifying record of 9.47 minutes. He resurfaced from a depth of 4 meters to rousing applause from the audience. Branko currently holds three world records in freediving and his new time has broken the previous Fazza record of 9 minutes.

“I am very happy to have set a new record in the Fazza Championship. It reflects that I have been training very hard for this competition. I am grateful to Fazza for his continual support of this sport and I hope to perform to the best of my ability at the finals on Saturday.”

Approximately 70 freedivers competed in the event including GCC and Emirati nationals and women. UAE national Nasser Obaid Al Razzi recorded a time of 6.12 minutes.

This competition is different from the conventional form of static apnea. Modelled on the traditional technique of pearl diving, the Fazza Championship for Freediving uses a rope that divers must hold on to while underwater.

Hamad Al Rahoumi – Head of Committee, Fazza Championship for Freediving said: “The competition this year has attracted some of the most elite freedivers and we expect that the finals will be a closely fought contest. This year, the Championship has attracted women freedivers for the very first time, including Natalia Molchanova and Marina Kazankova. We are thrilled that they have chosen the Fazza Championship to showcase their abilities. A delegation from the Kuwait Youth and Sports Ministry also visited the Championship and were impressed with the high level of organisation. ”

Souad Darwish, Director of Championships added: “The Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center was founded to revive Emirati heritage and we are pleased that participating contestants appreciate the rules of the Championship and are enthusiastic to compete in an unconventional but more challenging form of freediving.”

10 contestants will qualify for the Championship finals on Saturday in the professionals’ category and in the category for GCC and Emirati nationals and the juniors’ category.

About freediving
Freediving is a highly skilled and strenuous sport that demands the highest level of mental and physical stamina from competing divers. Contestants have to dive several meters underwater with no diving gear or equipment and hold their breath for as long as they can. Now in its 7th edition, the Fazza Championships for Freediving is open to GCC and Emirati nationals, expatriates and visiting contestants.



Posted by : Dubai PR Network Editorial Team
Viewed 71937 times
PR Category : Entertainment
Posted on : Saturday, March 8, 2014  12:44:00 AM UAE local time (GMT+4)
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of DubaiPRNetwork.com.
Previous Story : UAE, Serbia emerge victorious in Fazza Championship for Free...
Next Story : Audi quattro Cup 2014 kicks off in Dubai with Al Nabooda Aut...
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine
Back to Section Home

Related Stories



 
 
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
Registrations Now Open for the 3rd Edition of the Dubai Festival City Santa Run [2767-Views]
Persil Rewards Aspiring Abaya Designers With Scholarships [2624-Views]
Discover Your Perfect Shade of Beige this Autumn/ Winter from Emilia-Romagna [2612-Views]
Al Tayer Motors Wins Ford Trucks' Champions Award 2019 [2583-Views]
MBRU-LED Genetic Study Reveals Crucial Insights Into Make-up of MRSA Superbug [2423-Views]
Celebrate the True Beauty of Emirati Scents this National Day with LOOTAH Perfumes [2296-Views]
"Be Flawless" for the Perfect Complexion [2247-Views]
Karl Lagerfeld Introduces a New Style in the Fall-Winter 2020 Eyewear Collection [2140-Views]
UAE Businesses Urged to Follow WHO Legionella Guidelines To Avoid Health Risks [2087-Views]
IATA Travel Pass Key to Reopening Borders Safely [2017-Views]
Invesco Analysis Shows Investors Using Futures for Gold Exposure May Be Overpaying [1997-Views]
Samsung Invites UAE Consumers to Experience the All New Air Dresser at Galeries Lafayette [1980-Views]
SLC discusses role of government policies in achieving stable and quality legislation duri... [1861-Views]
Now Open: Union Coop's Al Warqa City Mall is here [1849-Views]
Last Chance to avail Carrefour Friday's Unparalleled Discounts Across UAE [1837-Views]
AquaChemie Breaks Ground on $40 M Petrochemical Terminal at Jebel Ali Port [1837-Views]
Union Coop Pays Tribute to the Brave Martyrs on Commemoration Day 2020 [1829-Views]
Genesis Luxury Flagship SUV the GV80 Debuts in the Middle East & Africa [1763-Views]
Deep Losses Continue Into 2021 [1755-Views]
Together With UAE [1747-Views]
Millions of Lung Cancer Patients See Gene Therapy and Immunotherapy Medical Innovations as... [1730-Views]
Preliminary Camel Race for the National Day Camel Marathon kick-off on Friday, 27 Nov [1697-Views]
Steps Forward for Testing to Reopen Borders Without Quarantine [1685-Views]
Paymentology to Help Reshape the $5.4 Trillion Digital Payments Industry [1673-Views]
Mall of the Emirates and Ski Dubai Launch Festive Activities [1665-Views]
 
RSS Facebook Twitter LinkedDin
 
Top Sections
 
Top Stories