Russian freediver Alexey Molchanov has added a new world record to his collection, diving 80 meters (262 feet) below the ice in Lake Baikal in Siberia.
RT quoted him as saying post-dive:
“For me, freediving is not just a job or hobby, but a life’s work, and I am glad to have this new opportunity to share this amazing sport with as large an audience as possible. This is not even just a sport, but a way to learn how to manage your psychological state.”
His feat — monitored by an AIDA judge — marks the deepest dive in cold water. In 2018, Molchanov dove to 130 meters (426.5 feet) in the warm waters of the Bahamas.
(Image credit: Alexey Molchanov/Instagram)