Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 

Freediving Gold Clean Sweep

FREEDIVING GOLD CLEAN SWEEP


Freediver Kathryn Nevatt (38) took out the trifecta at the Pan Pacific Freediving Championships in Tokyo 22-24 March 2018, coming away with gold medals in each of the three events plus regaining her title of Pan Pacific Champion. The Queenstown Architect held her breath for 7 minutes 23 seconds in Static apnea, swam 198m underwater on a single breath wearing a monofin in Dynamic apnea and 156m on a single breath doing underwater breaststroke in Dynamic apnea without fins. “I’ve trained hard for this event and am really pleased that I managed to pull it all together when it counted. It’s been a couple of years since I competed internationally and this is the first time I’ve managed a clean sweep of gold medals abroad.”


Fellow Kiwi freediver Suzy Malseed (41) won the silver medal for Dynamic apnea with 193m and came fourth in the Dynamic without fins with 131m. Malseed now resides in Australia and made a convincing come back to the sport as runner up to overall Champion, after a break of several years while she became a mother to twins.


In addition, the New Zealand team took out third place behind Japan and New Caledonia in the teams competition based on the points of the top three divers in each event. The New Zealand team consisted of divers ranging from former world champion/medallists to beginners; Nevatt, Malseed, John Wright, Nathanial Fairweather, Damien Jones and Rosemary Freeman.

END

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Gordon Campbell: On The Best Music Tracks Of 2018

Oliver Godji, who records as Octavian, is a French/British/Angolan rapper based in London. As someone born in Lille, France, he didn’t qualify for welfare in Britain... More>>

Programme Launch: Pussy Riot Leads The Auckland Fringe

The full programme for Auckland Fringe arts festival 2019 has landed with a giant international announcement for the blockbuster programme which features Russian protest art collective Pussy Riot. They are set to make their New Zealand debut, coming to Auckland for one night only. More>>

Howard Davis: Three Reasons for Film Fans to Get Netflix

The past two months have finally seen Netflix come into its own, providing the financing for three films that will warm the hearts of cinephiles everywhere - Orson Welles' The Other Side of The Wind, The Coen Brothers' The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, and Alfonso Cuarón's Roma. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: The Rift by Rachael Craw

Rachael Craw's first series, Spark has been extremely well received by the YA community in both Australia and New Zealand (it has a hashtag, #SparkArmy), and The Rift looks like it’s going to be just as popular. More>>

Porn And Teens Report: 'Wake-Up Call' On Sexuality Education

Family Planning: The Office of Film and Literature Classification’s survey of more than 2000 young people about pornography highlights that sexuality education provides an opportunity for a vital counter-narrative to porn that could reach most young New Zealanders... More>>

ALSO:


 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland