Croatia has a new freediving national record holder in the Static discipline.

Veljano Zanki came in first place with a new Croatian Static breath-hold record of 9 minutes, 42 seconds at the Serbian Open Freediving Championship this past weekend.

Zanki’s compatriot Boris Milosic came in second with a six-minute, two-second breath-hold, and Slovenian Robert Tasic came in third with a five-minute, 53-second breath-hold.

On the women’s side, Croatian Lada Sartori came in first place with a five-minute, 49-second breath hold. Slovenian Neza Cec came in a close second with a five-minute, 23-second breath hold, and Croatian Ivana Aljinovic took third place with a four-minute, 12-second breath hold.

Athletes from Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia and Israel competed in the event. Check out the full results below.

Static results from the Serbian Open Freediving Championship
Static results from the Serbian Open Freediving Championship

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John Liang
John Liang is the News Editor at He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.

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