William Trubridge Breaks 102m Freedive Record

Publish Date
Thursday, 21 July 2016, 8:12AM
DEFIANT: William Trubridge broke the record this morning (NZ time). PHOTO: ALEX ST.JEAN

DEFIANT: William Trubridge broke the record this morning (NZ time). PHOTO: ALEX ST.JEAN

Freedive world champion William Trubridge has broken the world freedive record with a 102-metre dive in the Bahamas.

It's sweet redemption for Trubridge following the heartbreak of a failed 2014 record attempt.

It is his 18th world record.

 

Two years ago he had to pull out of the dive just 10 metres from the surface on the return journey, grabbing a guide rope and nodding to his support divers to help him.

But this morning he made it to the surface with no issues, completing the attempt without touching a rope or using any form of propulsion assistance.

In May he broke the free immersion dive record of 124 metres, where he used a rope to assist with descent and ascent.

In January 2015, Trubridge announced he had beaten his personal breath-holding record, after lasting nine minutes with "empty lungs".

NZ Herald