We have breaking news from Deans Blue Hole in the Bahamas and the OriginECN Vertical Blue Freediving Competition where Russian freediver Alexey Molchanov has set a new Freediving World Record of 130m in Constant Weight (CWT).  The record was set under AIDA International rules.

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The first of several expected World Records during the competition, this extends the current record of 129m, also held by Molchanov, who set it during the 2017 edition of Vertical Blue.

Alexey had this to say to DeeperBlue.com:

“Today’s dive is an important milestone for freediving so for me it meant some added nerves.  Although I knew I am physically ready to do it, it was just about mental focus and I am happy I did well!”

Molchanov will now go through WADA Anti-Doping tests and all footage will be reviewed by the judges later today.  Once both those things are completed the record will be made official.

Photographer Alex St-Jean (on the web & instagram) documented the dive and his photos can be seen below (click to enlarge):

Feature Photo by Alex St-Jean

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Stephan Whelan
Stephan is the Founder of DeeperBlue.com. His passion for the underwater world started at 8 years-old with a try-dive in a hotel pool on holiday that soon formulated into a passion he pursued in all his spare time. In 1996 his passion for the underwater world led him to setup DeeperBlue.com. When he gets time he enjoys both Freediving and Scuba Diving when not traveling for work or enjoying time with his family in London.

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