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Italian JB Championship

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Oct 27, 2001
For those who are interested, here are the results of the JB Italian Championship. The final match was cancelled due to bad weather conditions.

No one was disqualified, two new world record set in both categories (CMAS)


1- Giuliano Marchi 137,70 WR
2- Giacomo De Mola 133,67
3- Michele Tomasi 123,58
4- Gaspare Battaglia 121,57
5- Simone Graffer 121,13
6- Stefano Tovaglieri 119,72
7- Flavio Righetto 114,67
8- Paolo Acanti 111,24
9- Nicola Putignano 109,10
10- Carlo Vittorio Canistraci 108,42
11- Angelo Pignataro 104,00
12- Massimiliano Crovato 95,40
13- Carlo Brecciaroli 80,90
14- Gianluca Spatocco 73,27


1- Manuela Acco 121,32 WR
2- Valeria Somma 98,40
3- Paola Tagliabue 96,93
4- Ilaria Molinari 96,37
5- Sandra Vallelunga 90,60
6- Monica Barbero 90,00
7- Flora Menato 78,17
8- Gabriella Serafino 73,27
9- Mattia Malara 64,25
Can you clarify, does the total distance indicate the distance travelled around the cube, or does it also include the 15m descent, 15m ascent? i.e. for 137.7m, is that 107.7m around the cube, +30m ascent/descent? Or is it 167.7m total, including the ascent/descent? It would be interesting to see the dive times, and were the competitors all using bifins?

Eric Fattah
BC, Canada
Congrats to the winners and competitors! This competition really appeals to me....more like spearfishing or actual recreational diving in my mind.
Keep us informed here Joe. Possibly some elaboration on the competition and links back to your website.
Erik Y.
Interesting that Monica Barbero has done 160m+ in dynamic, yet only managed 90m on JB.

Eric Fattah
BC, Canada

some explanations.

In the JB you count 15 meters down + orizzontal distance + 15 meters up.

So if you do one complete lap, you make 15 + 60 + 15 = 90 meters.

Please consider that:

- each athlete has two attempts

- after that, the best 8 make it to the final, which consists in other 2 attempts (not the same day!)

- in this champ, each athlete had only 2 attempts, because the final was cancelled

- Monica Barbero was not feeling well, anyway we'll have a chance to see what she can do in a short time: from 12th to 19th I'll be in Rovigno with my friend Alberto Balbi (photographer) to cover the championship for Apnea Magazine and the paper magazine Il Subacqueo - Pesca in Apnea, I will keep you informed.

I'll be able to give more details in the next few days (I wasn't in siracusa, I only talked to some people over there).

On saturday there was the CB champ as well, but in Italy there's a 65 meter limit..... ok, these are the results:

Cat. Maschile

1- Gaspare Battaglia 65
1- Giacomo De Mola 65
3- Paolo Acanti 61
4- Angelo Pignataro 59
5- Nicola Putignano 56
6- Michele Tomasi 51
7- Stefano Tovaglieri 44
8- Angelo Spatocco 40
9- Giuliano Marchi 37
10 - Simone Graffer 35
11- Carlo Brecciaroli 35
12- Carlo Vittorio Canistraci 34
13- Flavio Righetto 26

Cat. Femminile

1- Ilaria Molinari 59
2- Valeria Somma 46
3- Monica Barbero 46
4- Manuela Acco 45
5- Paola Tagliabue 45
6- Sandra Vallelunga 45
7- Francesca Scolari 42
8- Mattia Malara 42
9- Gabriella Serafino 20
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