Alexey Molchanov

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Alexey Molchanov, Blue Hole, Dahab, Egypt, 2013

Alexey Molchanov (Russian: Алексей Олегович Молчанов, born March 6, 1987 in Volgograd) is a Russian champion freediver, five time world vice-champion, and world record holder in freediving. His mother, Natalia Molchanova was also a freediver.[1]

Records[2][edit]

Apnea [1] Date Place Event Record Stands as
DYN 19.04.2004 Moscow freediving Russian Championship 158 m Russian record
FIM 23.11.2004 Egypt Open Swedish freediving competitions 66 m Russian record
VWT 30.11.2004 Egypt Registration of records in Blue Hole 76 m Russian record
DNF 23.04.2005 Moscow freediving Russian Championship 107 m Russian record
DYN 24.04.2005 Moscow freediving Russian Championship 171 m Russian record
DYN 25.08.2005 Lausanne, Switzerland first individual freediving World Championship 199 m Russian record, bronze medal
STA 26.08.2005 Lausanne, Switzerland first individual freediving World Championship 6 min. 31 sec. Russian record, bronze medal
DNF 27.08.2005 Lausanne, Switzerland first individual freediving World Championship 124 m Russian record
DNF 27.08.2005 Lausanne, Switzerland first individual freediving World Championship 131 m Russian record, silver medal
CWT 1.09.2005 France, Nice freediving World Championship 82 m Russian record
CNF 7.11.2005 Egypt, Dahab Triple Depth 52 m Russian record
DYN 23.04.2006 Moscow Russian Championship 200 m Russian record
CNF 30.05.2006 Egypt, Dahab Triple Depth 60 m Russian record
CWT 07.12.2006 Egypt, Hurgada Team World Championship 83 m Russian record
DYN 09.12.2006 Egypt, Hurgada Team World Championship 207 m Russian record
STA 9.06.2007 Moscow Russian championship 6 min. 59 sec. Russian record
DYN 5.07.2007 Slovenia, Maribor freediving World Championship 213 m Russian record, silver medal
DNF 7.07.2007 Slovenia, Maribor freediving World Championship 157 m Russian record, silver medal
CNF 3.11.2007 Egypt, Sharm-el-Sheikh 4th individual freediving World Championship 65 m Russian record, bronze medal
DYN 27.04.2008 Moscow open Moscow Cup 222 m Russian record
CWT 25.07.2008 Greece, Crete, Sugia International freediving competition: Mediterranean Cup 91 m Russian record
CWT 27.07.2008 Greece, Crete, Sugia International freediving competition: Mediterranean Cup 101 m Russian record
FIM 1.08.2008 Egypt, Dahab International freediving competition 90 m Russian record
STA 4.10.2008 Italy, Lignano-Sabbiadoro European Cup 7min. 31sec. Russian record
DYN 5.10.2008 Italy, Lignano-Sabbiadoro European Cup 250 m World Record, Historic Record
STA 20.08.2009 Danmark, Aarhus 5th Individual freediving World Championship 8 min. 02 sec. Russian record
STA 21.08.2009 Danmark, Aarhus 5th Individual freediving World Championship 8 min. 31 sec. Russian record, silver medal
CNF 25.09.2009 Egypt, Sharm-el-Sheikh International competition Ruler of the depth 80 m Russian record
CNF 27.09.2009 Egypt, Sharm-el-Sheikh International competition Ruler of the depth 83 m Russian record
CWT 1.12.2009 Bahamas, Long Island 6th individual freediving World Championship 102 m Russian record
CWT 3.12.2009 Bahamas, Long Island 6th individual freediving World Championship 111 m Russian record, silver medal
FIM 24.09.2011 Greece, Kalamata 7th individual freediving World Championship 100 m Russian record
CWT 25.11.2012 Bahamas, Long Island 126 m World record[3]
FIM 29.11.2012 Bahamas, Long Island 107 m Russian record
CNF 25.04.2013 Egypt, Dahab Russian National Open Competition, 2013 85 m Russian record
CNF 27.04.2013 Egypt, Dahab Russian National Open Competition, 2013 90 m Russian record, continental record
DNF 27.06.2013 Belgrade Individual AIDA pool World Championships, 2013 195 m Russian record
STA 29.06.2013 Belgrade Individual AIDA pool World Championships, 2013 8:33 Russian record
CWT 19.09.2013 Kalamata Kalamata Open, 2013 128 m World record, gold medal
FIM 21.09.2013 Kalamata Kalamata Open, 2013 110 m Russian record
CNF 10.11.2013 Long Island, BHS Vertical Blue, 2013 91 m Russian record
FIM 16.11.2013 Long Island, BHS Vertical Blue, 2013 112 m Russian record
FIM 02.12.2014 Long Island, BHS Suunto Vertical Blue, Deadmans Caye, 2014 114 m Russian record
DYN 26.06.2015 Belgrade Individual AIDA Pool World Championships 2015 258 m Russian record
CNF 14.09.2015 LIMASSOL AIDA Individual World Championship 2015 85 m Gold medal
CWT 16.09.2015 LIMASSOL AIDA Individual World Championship 2015 122 m Gold medal

Summary:

  • STA - 8 min. 33 sec.
  • DYN - 258 m
  • DNF - 195 m
  • CWT - 129,7 m
  • CNF - 91 m
  • FIM - 114 m

Clarification:

  • STA = Static Apnea. Holding the breath as long as possible.
  • DYN = Dynamic Apnea with fins. Diving as far as possible with the use of fins or a monofin.
  • DNF = Dynamic Apnea without fins. Diving as far as possible without fins.
  • CWT = Constant weight with fins. Diving as deep as possible with the use of fins or a monofin.
  • CNF = Constant weight without fins. Diving as deep as possible without fins.
  • FIM = Free Immersion. Diving as deep as possible by pulling down and up the rope.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kassam, Ashifa; Weaver, Matthew (5 August 2015). "Natalia Molchanova: world's 'greatest freediver' feared dead". The Guardian. Retrieved 5 August 2015. 
  2. ^ Russian: Alexey Molchanov records Russian Freediving Association (checked 11/19/2010)
  3. ^ AIDA: World records (checked 17/02/2013)

External links[edit]

  • Russian: personal page Russian Freediving Association (checked 11/19/2010)