On Sunday the 9th of April 2017, the Gianluca Genoni Trophy was held in Mortara Swimming Pool, valid also for the FIPSAS elite circuit, in an atmosphere of great friendliness with just the right dose of adrenalin.
Many freediving clubs met to compete in static and dynamic apnea disciplines, with numerous athletes participating.
As well as impressive results from the ‘big names’, the event was definitely characterised by the presence of younger freedivers who livened up the tournament, making it even more engaging.
A competitive spirit combined with the healthy joy of being in the water and great sportsmanship created a very peaceful, fun atmosphere which was highly stimulating for the world of freediving which is in continuous evolution.
The presence of the association Apnea Ability was very exciting. They are currently working on a project aimed at promoting freediving among young people with disabilities; the prize for congeniality definitely went to them! Merit also goes to Mauro Generali from competitive team H2bo and instructor for Katabasis Freediving Center, who won big with 7’32’’ in static and 225 metres in dynamic.
Great performances and also great emotion – perhaps this is the freediving of the future??