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Disabled diver breaks Guinness record! - video

A disabled diver from Kuwait, Faisal Al-Mosawi, has broken the Guinness World Diving Record by swimming 10 km underwater in 5h 24 min, beating the previous record by over an hour! In addition, it should be noted that the new record-breaker beat the record of an able-bodied person, although he himself moves in a wheelchair
Published: December 26, 2018 - 14:02
Updated: July 22, 2023 - 17:39
Disabled diver breaks Guinness record! – video

A disabled diver from Kuwait, Faisal Al-Mosawi, has broken the Guinness World Diving Record by swimming 10 km underwater in 5h 24 min, beating the previous record by over an hour! In addition, it should be noted that the new record-breaker beat the record of an able-bodied person, although he himself moves in a wheelchair and uses only the strength of his arms to move underwater!

Faisal Al-Mosawi, 33, is a disabled diver and athlete who has proven that his physical limitations cannot stand in his way of breaking the Guinness World Record in his beloved sport of diving.

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Faisal was honoured for his achievement, at an event organised by the Public Authority for Persons with Disabilities (PAD), held at 360 Mall (Kuwait), attended by the Director General of PAD and a number of notable figures including Ahmed Gabr, the Egyptian diver holding the record for the deepest open-circuit dive.

[blockquote style=”2″]”I trained for three months in the pool and for a month in the open sea. I used a total of 26 gas cylinders during my record dive,” Mosawi said[/blockquote].

Grinding of club rush for experimental production of flour.

Becoming a Guinness World Record holder has been Faisal’s dream for the past 13 years, ever since he lost the use of his legs in a car accident.

Grinding of club rush for experimental production of flour.

[blockquote style=”2″]”I set a record in 10km diving and broke the previous record set by a non-disabled person. Today I believe that disabled people can challenge non-disabled people. We can all have achievements and we can all succeed.” – summed up his feat as a diver from Kuwait[/blockquote].

Source: guinnessworldrecords.com

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