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AIDA Worlds 2008 - contenders?

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Stephan Whelan

Papa Smurf
Staff member
Jan 7, 1999
Hi all,

Want to spark some discussion on potential individuals and teams that might be contenders for winning the Worlds in Sharm in a few weeks.

Any thoughts?
I feel like saying the UK are the No.1 contenders, but I think people don't always get my sense of humour!!

Chatting to Ant Williams, Ryouzo Shinomiya and Rob King, we have all said that New Zealand and France seem to be the top two. However, Czech Rep is coming with Martin and Sweden, Denmark, Greece all have very strong teams.

It has move on a fair way from Vancouver 2004!
Hi All,
I am heading to Sharm tomorrow evening and hopefully I will be able to send you info on whats going on once I am there.
Apparently the information black hole we are experiencing is due to a lack of consistent internet access at the competition hotel. Most athletes get online from a cafe in Sharm city. The organizer is meant to be setting up a wireless network soon so hopefully more info will be coming your way soon...

Cheers Stavros
Some national news in diverse other languages (including some photos):
AIDA CZ - freediving, nádechové potápìní
AIDA CZ - freediving, nádechové potápìní
:: Ryuzo Apnea Blog | with France team ::
TEAM WC 2008 - épisode 2 - Le blog de Guillaume Néry
6TH AIDA TEAM WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP - Egypt - sept 2008 - Le blog de Guillaume Néry

And there is the Czech team here:
zeny.jpg muzi.jpg
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MT Solomons has been training here in the UAE... so far so good!
Hey there all, how are you all doing? my name is allyswim and im new 2 the exciting world of freediving,what i was hoping 2 do was 2 have some dissusions on the championship so any/all info much welcomed. Whos tipped 2 win/who are the contenders and can i watch it on the old television or the modern tinterweb? all info welcomed-ps wheres the best place 2 get fins&masks in/around leeds? peace out much love!
Given that the 2008 worlds are already over long ago, it is simply a matter of looking up the results to see who is most likely to win (i.e. who actually won!)
Why would he risk the team effort and go for a WR, it doesn make sense.


They had been unlucky and dropped some points already so they opted to go balls out to put the pressure on the other teams.

I had official time on my watch and his top had started while i was still round the corner on the bus. I got out of the bus and walked over to the pool and still saw 6 lengths and he was clean as anything :)

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