The queen of the abysses
Alessia Zecchini is an Italian freediver who set world and Italian records in freediving.
At the age of 13, she completed her first federal apnea course in A.s.d. "Apnea Blu Mare". In 2009 she changed clubs and became an athlete of Dive Free Roma and Nuoto Belle Arti. Since 2012, she has been part of the indoor and outdoor Italian national freediving team, so far winning sixteen gold medals, five silver and two bronze at the World Championships and three golds, six silvers and one bronze at the European Championships.
She is currently holds the depth record with her −113 m in constant weight (monofin), achieved in August 2019 during the World Championship in Roatán, Honduras. On 18 October 2019 she became the first woman to have reached a depth of −100 m exclusively with the use of her arms (free immersion), during the “Nirvana Oceanquest” in Curacao.
On 27 March 2023, in Philippine waters, in Moalboal, during the Secret Blue competition, she set the new CWTB AIDA International double-fins world record with -107m and, after only two days, on 29 March, she took the record to -109m in 3'36". But the queen of the abysses did not stop and in the 24 May 2023, she set the new CWTB AIDA International double-fins world record with -123m.
Zecchini became the subject of 2023 biographical documentary film The Deepest Breath directed by Laura McGann.
|2023 -||Camotes Island Philippines, Oceanquest Philippines, Constant Weight with Monofin, -123 m, WR AIDA|
|2023 -||Moalboal Philippines, Secret Blue Competition, Constant Weight with bifins, -109 m, WR AIDA|
|2023 -||Moalboal Philippines, Secret Blue Competition, Constant Weight with bifins, -107 m, WR AIDA|
|2022 -||Kaş Turkey, Outdoor World Championship, Constant Weight with Monofin, -109 m|
|2021 -||Kaş Turkey, Outdoor World Championship, Constant Weight with Bifins, -98 m|
|2021 -||Kaş Turkey, Outdoor World Championship, Constant Weight without Fins, -69 m|
|2021 -||Long Island The Bahamas Vertical Blue, Freeimmersion, -101 m, WR CMAS|
|2021 -||Long Island The Bahamas Vertical Blue, Constant Weight without Fins, -74 m, WR CMAS|
|2021 -||Long Island The Bahamas Vertical Blue, Constant Weight with Monofin, -115 m, NR CMAS|
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