On April 25th, 2013 the world record was broken in the discipline CNF (Constant weight no fins) by Russian Natalia Molchanova in Dahab at the Russian National Open Competition. She dove to 68 m in 3 minutes and 10 seconds. This record was previously held by Ashley Futral Chapman of the USA.
Last year, on her 50th birthday, Natalia broke a world record in VWT (Variable weight) discipline. This year, she gave herself an early birthday gift doing it just a bit before May 8. Alexey Molchanov, Natalia’s son, broke the continental record in the same discipline with the second deepest cnf dive in history (90m in 3:24). Great diving for mother and son!! Natalia’s new record is pending doping test.