At the Mediterranean World Cup Jana Strain earned the title of individual world champion. Tension was high on the final day of the competition as the top women had their final dive determining who would take home the gold medal. Jana Strain finished the competition with a strong dive to 64M (210ft) with a fin (CWT).
Her other winning dives were 49M (161ft) no fins (CNF) and a 60M (197 ft) free immersion (FIM). The competition was exciting; many athletes’ preformed personal bests and broke records.
“This was a perfect competition. The diving conditions were lovely and the organization was flawless. I set two new personal bests therefore ending up winning overall and becoming the 2010 World Champion, in both the individual and the team competition. I would not have been able to do this without all of the wonderful support I received from my team and the other athletes. My final and winning dive was the best of the competition, I was completely relaxed and went into the deep blue with grace and comfort.”
The Mediterranean World Cup happens every year in Greece. Athletes compete in all three competitive depth disciplines, earning one point for each meter they descend, at the bottom they fetch a tag and must return to the surface and perform a timed protocol. The competition takes place over one week, during this time the athlete will have five diving attempts. The winner is the athlete with the highest overall score, calculated from their best score in each discipline.
The International Association for the Development of Freediving, AIDA, is the international sanctioning body for freediving, individual and team competitions, and freediving world record attempts.