AIDA Pool World Champs: Belgrade 2015

 Chris Marshall, our solo kiwi competitor, had an excellent campaign in Belgrade this year. Despite incredibly trying conditions, Chris achieved his goals of qualifying for the A Finals in DNF and B Finals in DYN against very stiff competition. Chris is now ranked in 7th in the World in DNF and 12th in DYN – a remarkable achievement.

Many thanks to his sponsors, supporters and training partners for helping Chris in his successful bid in Belgrade.

Chris Marshall, New Zealand’s only competing athlete in Belgrade 2015, is returning to the Sport Center Milan Gale Muškatirović on the banks of the Danube River after competing in Belgrade’s last WC competition in 2013. The competition is in an outdoor pool in Belgrade, and 2013 saw athletes battle a heatwave for the first half of the competition, followed by an 18 degree drop in temperature overnight: just before Statics! It also saw remarkable WR’s from Natalia Molchanova (185m DNF, 9:02 STA), and an incredible 281m DYN from Goran Čolak.

Chris has generously agreed to informally post his thoughts and insights in the build-up to, and participation in, a Pool World Championship.