Sara Campbell Takes Gold Medal at the Individual World Championships

Sara Campbell, 35, British freediver and triple world record holder, has now become a World Champion in the Constant Weight depth discipline.

At the Individual Freediving World Championships held this week in Sharm el Sheikh on the Red Sea, Sara secured a Gold Medal for Great Britain with an 88 metre dive in Constant Weight.

Sara’s main rival, Russian Nathalia Molchanova, who has held World Records in all six competitive disciplines in the past two years, was aiming to reclaim her World Record title at the competition and again take home the Gold Medal. However, her announcement of 95 metres, an increase of nine metres on her former World Record in the same discipline, proved to be too much for the woman the sport has for a long time considered unbeatable.
Sara shares her world freediving champion status with Briton Sam Still, who won the static apnea discipline in 2005.

21/10/2009: Kingston Sports Achiever of the Year

Alan Barber was honoured by the Royal Borough of Kingston Upon Thames for his exceptional achievements in Apnea, including his 202m Dynamic Record.

At the annual Sports awards, 15th October, Alan (who represented GBR in Denmark this year) was awarded Senior Sports Achiever by The Mayor of Kingston.

Marcus Greatwood (Alan’s coach) was also nominated for his fantastic work within NoTanx Club. Marcus’ plan to get Freediving recognised by the UK Sports Council takes another step forward.