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Marianna Gillespie

Whilst most freedivers strive to master a single discipline, Marianna Gillespie dominates several, both in depth and in the pool.

Born on June 20, 1990 in Moscow, Marianna spent much of her early years training swimming at a high-level. But, it was during her final year of studies at the Russian State Sports University that she discovered freediving when a friend challenged her to swim 25 meters underwater, without fins. With ease, Marianna achieved 75 meters. It is a real discovery that sparked in her an enormous enthusiasm. Upon obtaining her Masters in Sport – speciality swimming, Marianna devoted all her free time to freediving. In constant progression, she didn’t take long to shine. In 2012, for her first season of competitions, Marianna accumulated victories and podiums and took 8th place in the world ranking, all disciplines combined. Two years later, in 2014, Marianna unequivocally established herself as World No. 1, all disciplines combined.

CAREER HIGH 2014  2015  2019

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In 2014, during the most prestigious freediving competition in the world, Vertical Blue, which takes place in the Bahamas, Marianna Gillespie imposed herself on the international scene, reaching, in constant weight with monofin, a depth of -86 meters, thus winning a silver medal. During the same tournament, she won two more medals: gold in free immersion and silver in constant weight without fins. In the same year, she became World Champion by team. In 2015, her results ensured her, once again, the rank of World No. 1, all disciplines combined. In 2016, Marianna decided to continue her progression in depth, focusing on the discipline of constant weight with monofin and reached -93 meters, thus taking 4th place in the world in the discipline. That same year, she also brought a bronze medal to her team at the Team World Championship. In 2018, during the Sabang International Freediving Competition, the cumulative results she obtained in the three freediving disciplines, depth category, positioned her 6th place in the world ranking. In 2019, at the World Championship in Villefranche-sur-Mer, Marianna competed in all individual events and won the gold medal in free immersion and two silver medals in constant weight with monofin and without fins. She was titled best athlete of championship and took the position of World No. 1 in the depth category.

2014

2016

2017

2018

2019

records

Results

DATEDATECOMP.CIRC.CNT.FlagsDIS.RESULTPL.Medals
20202020/09/21Triton Cup Depth Competition 2nd ed.AIDA79FIM802
20202020/09/15CMAS European CupCMAS79CWTB842
20202020/08/31Triton Cup Depth CompetitionAIDA79CWTB831
20202020/08/31Triton Cup Depth CompetitionAIDA79CNF581
20192019/12/31World Ranking 2019 – O/A Combination Depth Dis. Points 318AIDAO/A1st-2
20192019/09/12 Depth World Championship 2019AIDA70O/A1st-2
20192019/09/12 Depth World Championship 2019AIDA70CWT902
20192019/09/10 Depth World Championship 2019AIDA70FIM811
20192019/09/08 Depth World Championship 2019AIDA70CNF622
20192019/07/29 Blue Ocean Depth CompAIDA62CWTB851
20192019/07/27 Blue Ocean Depth CompAIDA62CNF621
20192019/05/28 Dahab Apnea Spring CompAIDA62CWT801
20192019/05/21 Russian Championship 2019AIDA62CWTB771
20192019/02/102ième Meeting Vélizy ApnéeCMAS70DNF157.21
20192019/02/025ème Championnat EssonnienCMAS70DYN206.71
20182018/12/31World Ranking 2018 – O/A Combination Depth Dis. Points 214AIDAO/A6th6th6
20182018/11/08Sabang International Freediving CompetitionAIDA92 - Indonesia92O/A1st-2
20182018/11/08Sabang International Freediving CompetitionAIDA92 - Indonesia92CNF551
20182018/11/06Sabang International Freediving CompetitionAIDA92 - Indonesia92FIM751
20182018/11/04Sabang International Freediving CompetitionAIDA92 - Indonesia92CWT841
20182018/09/302nd Open Kas Baska 2018CMAS200 - Turkey200FIM702
20182018/09/292nd Open Kas Baska 2018CMAS200 - Turkey200CWT753
20172017/07/01French National Championship – World Record AttemptCMAS70CNF619999
20172017/02/04Russian Apnea Cup 2017CMAS164DYN2031
20172017/02/03Russian Apnea Cup 2017CMAS164DNF1371
20172017/01/29Yaroslavl Open Cup Ya-FreeAIDA164DYN2041
20172017/01/28Yaroslavl Open Cup Ya-FreeAIDA164DNF1391
20162016/09/24Team World Championship 2016AIDA79O/A3rd0
20162016/09/24Team World Championship 2016AIDA79DYN2002
20162016/09/21Team World Championship 2016AIDA79STA05:578th8
20162016/09/19Team World Championship 2016AIDA79CWT703
20162016/07/02Pool World Championships 2016AIDA69DNF1558th8
20162016/07/01Pool World Championships 2016AIDA69STA06:078th8
20162016/05/03Vertical Blue 2014AIDA16CWT933
20152015/12/31World Ranking 2015 – O/A Combination All Dis. Points 426.6AIDAO/A1st-2
20152015/12/19Oceansoul LanzaroteAIDA183CNF401
20152015/06/23Pool WC 2015 – QualificationAIDA173STA05:1415th15
20152015/06/22Pool WC 2015 – QualificationAIDA173DYN18411th11
20152015/06/21Pool WC 2015 – QualificationAIDA173DNF1509999
20152015/05/15Russian National Depth Champ.AIDA62FIM701
20152015/05/13Russian National Depth Champ.AIDA62CWT801
20152015/03/29Russian National Pool ChampionshipAIDA164O/A1st-2
20152015/03/29Russian National Pool ChampionshipAIDA164DYN1991
20152015/03/28Russian National Pool ChampionshipAIDA164DNF1273
20152015/03/28Russian National Pool ChampionshipAIDA164STA06:081
20152015/03/07Fazza ChampionshipFAZZA206STA05:237th7
20142014/12/31World Ranking 2014 – O/A Combination All Dis. Points 443.1AIDAO/A1st-2
20142014/12/05Vertical Blue 2014AIDA16O/A1st-2
20142014/12/05Vertical Blue 2014AIDA16FIM741
20142014/12/02Vertical Blue 2014AIDA16CWT862
20142014/12/01Vertical Blue 2014AIDA16CNF572
20142014/10/20Triple Depth 2014AIDA62CWT822
20142014/09/26Team World Championship 2014AIDA98O/A1st-2
20142014/09/26Team World Championship 2014AIDA98DYN1558th8
20142014/09/23Team World Championship 2014AIDA98CWT716th6
20142014/09/21Team World Championship 2014AIDA98STA06:0310th10
20142014/07/13Russian Pool Mini CompetitionAIDA164DYN1861
20142014/06/15Nice Abyss Contest 2014AIDA70CNF461
20142014/06/14Nice Abyss Contest 2014AIDA70CWT602
20142014/04/13Russian National Pool ChampionshipAIDA164O/A2nd-1
20142014/04/13Russian National Pool ChampionshipAIDA164DYN1703
20142014/04/12Russian National Pool ChampionshipAIDA164DNF1213
20142014/04/12Russian National Pool ChampionshipAIDA164STA05:131
20142014/03/1611th Indoor La CiotatAIDA70O/A1st-2
20142014/03/1611th Indoor La CiotatAIDA70DNF1151
20142014/03/1611th Indoor La CiotatAIDA70STA05:581
20132013/12/31World Ranking 2013 – O/A Combination All Dis. Points 410.9AIDAO/A4th4th4
20132013/12/14II World Class Open 2013AIDA164O/A1st-2
20132013/12/14II World Class Open 2013AIDA164DNF1001
20132013/12/14II World Class Open 2013AIDA164STA05:111
20132013/11/30Little Blue Hole CompetitionAIDA62CNF521
20132013/11/28Little Blue Hole CompetitionAIDA62FIM601
20132013/10/24Triple Depth 2013AIDA62CWT753
20132013/09/16Indiv. Depth World Champ. 2013AIDA79CNF559999
20132013/03/24Russian National Pool ChampionshipAIDA164O/A1st-2
20132013/03/24Russian National Pool ChampionshipAIDA164DYN1721
20132013/03/23Russian National Pool ChampionshipAIDA164DNF1162
20132013/03/23Russian National Pool ChampionshipAIDA164STA06:071
20132013/02/10Riga Freediving Cup 2013AIDA110O/A1st-2
20132013/02/10Riga Freediving Cup 2013AIDA110DYN1701
20132013/02/09Riga Freediving Cup 2013AIDA110DNF1291
20132013/02/09Riga Freediving Cup 2013AIDA110STA05:512
20122012/12/31World Ranking 2012 – O/A Combination All Dis. Points 333.7AIDAO/A8th8th8
20122012/12/15I World Class Open 2012AIDA164O/A1st-2
20122012/12/15I World Class Open 2012AIDA164DNF1161
20122012/12/15I World Class Open 2012AIDA164STA05:311
20122012/10/28Triple Depth 2014AIDA62O/A5th5th5
20122012/10/28Triple Depth 2014AIDA62CNF502
20122012/10/27Triple Depth 2014AIDA62CWT529th9
20122012/10/26Triple Depth 2014AIDA62FIM506th6
20122012/04/28Russian National Pool ChampionshipCMAS164DNF1101
20122012/04/08II Naissub Freediving CupAIDA173DNF1031
20122012/03/25Russian National Pool ChampionshipAIDA164DYN11511th11
20122012/03/24Russian National Pool ChampionshipAIDA164DNF1109999
20122012/03/24Russian National Pool ChampionshipAIDA164STA04:269th9
20122012/02/25Aqualibrium Pool CupAIDA164DNF1071

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Stats

Competitions

In her Career

41

Starts

Official

92

Podium

Positions

75

Starts

Official

92

Podium

Positions

75

Cards

White

82

Best Performances

Depth

Pool

CWT

Monofin

93m

DYN

Monofin

206m

103

CWTB

Bi-Fins

85m

DYNB

Bi-Fins

CNF

No-Fins

62m

DNF

No-Fins

157m

78.5

FIM

Free Immersion

81m

STA

Static Apnea

6’08

73.6

CNF

No-Fins

62m

Depth

Total Points

321

Pool

Total Points

255.1

Pool

DYN

Monofin

206m

103

DYNB

Bi-Fins

DNF

No-Fins

157m

78.5

STA

Static Apnea

6’08

73.6

Pool

Total Points

255.1

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