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Marianna Krupnitskaia Gillespie

Whilst most freedivers strive to master a single discipline, Marianna Krupnitskaia 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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World
Ranking

World
Ranking

In 2014, during the most prestigious freediving competition in the world, Vertical Blue, which takes place in the Bahamas, Marianna Krupnitskaia 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

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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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