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An incredible woman who pushed the sport of Free Diving
to new depths with amazing record-breaking feats of swimming underwater.
Read the article just to learn how deep and how far a human can go underwater!
At the following year’s world championship in Sardinia she broke the world record with a fin by diving for 237 metres. In total she won 20 world championship individual golds.
Molchanova, 53, holds 41 world records in freediving – diving without breathing apparatus – and can hold her breath for nine minutes. In May, she dived to a depth of 71 metres in waters off Egypt.