Polish Freediver Madgalena Solich-Talanda has smashed her own Dynamic-No Fins (DNF) World Record during the recent Polish Pool Freediving Championships.
She did an amazing 191m dive in 3min 21sec which significantly improved her previous record by 6m, an increase which is almost unheard of these days as athletes tend to manage 1m or 2m improvements.
Speaking to DeeperBlue.com Solich-Talanda described her dive:
“I did it! Dynamic No-Fins (DNF) is my favorite discipline, I know I have a great technique and this helps in making the distance. During the dive I felt great, I was calm and relaxed. I kept my constant pace of swimming. I knew I was really well prepared after training hard all year. Of course, I was a little nervous but I felt good energy that kept going throughout the competition. There was only one goal in the plan – to end the dive with a white card, no matter where the subway will be. After reflecting from the wall at 175m, I felt like I was moving on – and so I did.”
Solich-Talanda is now going to take a well-earned break and is flying off on her honeymoon having married her coach Mateusz Talanda only a couple of weeks ago!
Photos by Rafal Meszka Underwater Photographer