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Freediver Artnik sets another world record


Slovenian freediver Alenka Artnik has set another world record, diving 109 metres deep in bi-fin discipline (CWTB) at the Vertical Blue competition in the Bahamas.

The 41-year-old dived 107 metres on the third day of the competition to break personal and national records, and then went on to dive two metres deeper three days later to beat the world record.

"Who runs the world?! Women," the organisers of the competition wrote on their website. Artnik added: "The dive went exactly as I always want it to. That's not always easy. I feel the whole universe was supporting me today and the result has come."

Artnik, who comes from the port city of Koper, has been a freediver for just over a decade and has set a number of milestones, including in 2017 when she became the fourth woman ever to dive 100 metres deep.

She is considered one of the greatest freedivers ever, and set world records six times between 2018 and 2021. She had kept the world record in monofin at 122 m since 2021 until Italian Alesia Zechinni beat it by plunging 123 m deep at the Philippines earlier this year.


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