Son of the famous female divers swam 180 feet under the ice in memory of deceased mother

14-time world champion in freediving and a holder of 18 world records Alexey Molchanov set a new Guinness record for ice sailing on a breath-hold 14-time world champion in freediving and a holder of 18 world records Alexey Molchanov set a new Guinness record for ice sailing on the breath
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the 14-times world champion in freediving and a holder of 18 world records Alexey Molchanov set a new Guinness record for ice sailing on the breath. The record is dedicated to the release of the film “One breath” about the dead mother of Alex, the legendary female freediver Natalia Molchanova.

In the Shchelkovo area of Moscow region Alexey swam under the ice Ameresco dolomite quarry of 180 meters monolete, thereby breaking the record of Frenchman Arthur Guerin of Boieri that in 2017 reached 175 meters.

According to TASS, the record was officially recorded by the judge International Association for the Development of Apnea Victor Franco, however, the process of obtaining a new result will take some time.

According to the organizers of the swim, in the basis of preparation of the majority of freedivers this is how the legendary “Queen of freediving” Natalia Molchanova, where the main thing – the complete deconcentration of attention and relaxation, which is especially difficult in the icy water.

Natalia Molchanova was the founder and President of the Russian Federation of freediving, the most famous freediver in the world. It owns 41 world record in all major disciplines of freediving, athletesnka 23 times became the champion of the world.

Natalia went missing near the island of Formentera (Spain) in early August 2015, diving without fins to a depth of about 40 meters. The dive was marked by strong deep currents. Large-scale search for the missing failed.