Mirela Kardašević Wins Two Gold Medals and Sets New Diving World Record!

By 17 June 2022
Mirela Kardašević Wins Two Gold Medals and Sets New Diving World Record!
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June 17, 2022 - Croatia's best diver, Mirela Kardašević, set two new world records at the World Pool Diving Championships from June 10 to 16 in Belgrade, winning two gold medals and one silver medal! 

On the first day of the World Championship, Mirela competed in the DNF (finless dynamics) where she dived 201 meters, a new world record! However, the Polish diver broke that record the same day and took the gold medal. In the DYNB discipline (dynamics with bifin fins) Mirela won a gold medal and set a new world record by diving 250 meters. In the last discipline, DYN (dynamics with monofin) she dived 275 meters which brought her another gold and another world record!

"The competition was very strong, the strongest so far, so these achievements are extremely great. All the effort, work, and great sacrifice paid off. I am still overwhelmed with emotions because this was the most successful World Championship for me so far. This success is a reflection of perseverance, healthy motivation, and great sacrifice. I would not have achieved this without my family and my sons, coach Ivan Drviš, DPS club, and Slaven Cubric. Every success is a team success and that is why I thank them all!" said Mirela Kardašević after winning her medals.

The Croatia diving national team is the most successful in Belgrade. Namely, Croatia won 6 medals at the World Championship, of which 3 were gold, 2 silver, and 1 bronze. Vanja Peleš won silver in the finless dynamics with a dive of 226 meters, Budimir Šobar won gold in the static discipline with 9 minutes and 12 seconds and Boris Milošić won bronze in the same discipline with 8 minutes and 2 seconds.

Mirela will now finally enjoy a short break, after which preparations for a new season and a new World Championship in October will begin! 

Mirela has been freediving since the summer of 2017. Until this competition, Mirela's achievements are 2x World Champion, 3x Vice-World Champion, 3x bronze medalist at the World Championship, 7x World Record Holder, 2x bronze medalist at the European Championship, and multiple Croatian national champion and record holder.

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