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William Trubridge 101 meters!

William Trubridge 101 metersOn the morning of Friday December 16 at Dean’s Blue Hole, Bahamas; William Trubridge successfully dove to 101 meters without assistance of fins or weights in a time of 4 minutes, 8 seconds. Three days before, William achieved a new world record depth of 100 meters, couple days before this record, but he was not satisfied with it. These record dives was witnessed by Aida judges; Ute Geßmann (GER) and Ben Weiss (USA).
The constant weight no-fins (CWT) record will be submitted to the record books pending the results of a mandatory drug test.

“It took me just over 2 minutes to sink to 100 meters below the sea, but the idea that I have achieved this unique depth in unassisted freediving is taking a lot longer than that to sink in. What started out as an impossibility when I first was drawn to freediving, and then started to dimly take shape as a conceivable goal, has now become a reality. I can’t express how much of an honor it is to be able to take part in freediving history, and I hope to continue to test the boundaries of how much we as unfettered human beings are able to merge with the aquatic world.”  – William Trubridge

The dive: http://www.vimeo.com/18213129

 

Several new world records in deep freediving

Herbert Nitsch (Austria) and William Trubridge (New Zealand) showed that they are in control of the world records in the three depth disciplines, after beating their own and each others records several times in an event in the Bahamas.

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Two new world records in freediving

Herbert Nitsch (Austria) and William Trubridge (New Zealand) showed that they are in control of the depth records.

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