Dear readers and fellow adventure enthusiasts, I’m super stoked to share my recent escapade as an emcee at the 2nd edition of MFC 2023, an incredible freediving competition organized by Life Freediving and sanctioned by the awesome AIDA (International Association for the Development of Apnea).
Picture this: Malaysian athletes, daring safety divers, enthusiastic volunteers, and an electrifying atmosphere. Get ready to dive right in, people!
So, let’s talk about the athletes at MFC 2023 2nd Edition.They were like graceful mermaids and mermen, effortlessly gliding through the water. Let me tell you, they gave new meaning to the phrase “making a splash”. It was a moment of pure wonder and left us all in awe.I don’t have much pictures of athletes to share since I was grounded doing emceeing tasks, but here’s sharing some pictures of athletes and coaches from my freediving school, Freediving Adventure Malaysia. From left; Boey, Mabel, Carin, Qi Hao and Melissa.
In any competition, true sportsmanship is like the cherry on top of a cake. And let me tell you, these athletes cherry-picked their sportsmanship skills, showing us all that resilience, determination, and a positive attitude make all the difference.My buddy Ahmad Syaifulizan getting a white card for DYNB discipline, with excellent surface coaching by Team FAM’s Boey. There is a backstory to this picture. Syaiful and Boey didn’t know each other prior to the competition, but Boey offered to be his surface coach after discovering that Syaiful doesn’t have one. I was so touched to see how friendship were forged during the event. This is indeed a true display of sportsmanship. It isn’t just about winning the competition, but about making lifelong friends as well.Touching moments captured during the competition.
Let’s give a special shout-out to the phenomenal team of safety divers, who fearlessly plunged into the depths, ensuring the athletes’ safety at all times.Now, let’s give a loud, cheerful round of applause for the unsung heroes of MFC 2023. The behind the scenes folks.They are the true underwater superheroes who deserve medals of their own!
These amazing individuals were the glue that held the whole event together, and they deserve all the love and appreciation in the world.The incredible AIDA judges who brought their expertise to the competition. Paul Sack, Swen Becht, and Ms. Lee Wei Lin. You guys rocked the judging panel. Thank you for your meticulous assessment and ensuring that the competition was fair and square. Your invaluable contribution made MFC 2023 an unforgettable experience. We love all the white cards you gave out.
The athletes for MFC 2023 2nd Edition.From left: Lee Wei Lin, Lei Quen, Swen Becht and Paul Sack. Lei Quen and Mabel Lee bagged both Best Overall Male, Best Overall Female alongside with Best Newcomer Male and Best Newcomer Female category. They brought home Trudive Smooth Skin Competition wetsuit, sponsored by Freediving Adventure Malaysia. The official competition result can be seen HERE.
Being part of MFC 2023 as an emcee was a wild ride filled with cheers, laughter, and breathtaking moments. The athletes took the stage and left everyone speechless with their phenomenal performances and sportsmanship. They truly immersed us in the world of freediving.
MFC 2023 was a living testament to the power of camaraderie and shared enthusiasm for a thrilling sport. It reminds us that when we come together, magic happens. So, if you ever have the chance to participate at an event like this, take the plunge—I promise you won’t regret it!