Thursday, 16 May 2024
-- Advertisement --
Liberty Club Level3 Divers24

World record in statistics broken

Branko Petrovic, a Serbian, broke the freediving world record in statics – a competition that involves holding your breath for as long as possible while your body remains motionless freely submerged in water. Unfortunately, his result of 12min 11s cannot be recognised as a new world record, as all the necessary procedures were not observed.
Published: January 10, 2012 - 09:51
Updated: July 22, 2023 - 06:27
World record in statistics broken

brankopetrovic

Branko Petrovic, a Serbian, broke the freediving world record in statics – a competition that involves holding your breath for as long as possible while your body remains motionless freely submerged in water.

-- Advertisement --

Unfortunately, his result of 12min 11s cannot be recognised as a new world record, as all the necessary procedures were not observed. Therefore, the official record is still the achievement of Frenchman Stephane Mifsud – 11min 35s, and Branko has to settle for setting a new Serbian record.

Although the athlete certainly feels unsatisfied and disappointed because of this turn of events, the record itself was not his main goal. Petrovic is not a freediver, but an underwater hunter. As a result of an injury sustained during a hunt, he had to rest from deep diving for some time.

In order not to waste any time and to come back even stronger after the injury, he asked the well-known Croatian freediver Vedrana Vidovcic for a training schedule. The training was supposed to increase the time Branko could spend underwater waiting for his catch. Although the training was not easy, the Serb coped very well and soon started achieving results above 10 minutes. Just such a turn of events resulted in an attempt to break the world record. Branko has already announced that he will make another world record attempt if he can raise enough funds.

Source: spearfishing.co.uk


Other posts
Share:
Facebook
Telegram
LinkedIn
Twitter
Pinterest
WhatsApp

About author

Tomasz Andrukajtis
Editor-in-chief of the DIVERS24 portal and magazine. Responsible for obtaining, translating and developing content. He also supervises all publications. Achived his first diving certification – P1 CMAS, in 2000. Has a degree in journalism and social communication. In the diving industry since 2008.
-- Advertisement --
freediving dive insurance dan
-- Advertisement --
Level3 Club CCR Divers24
Recent post
New Guinness record - 145 hours underwater!
6 Rubik's cubes arranged on held breath! - video
World record for deepest dive a hoax?
Kathy Sullivan - first man in space and deepest place on Earth
It's official: Marcel Korkuś with a Guinness record for diving 6395 m above sea level!
New depth record in cave diving! - video
You haven't read yet
Lungfish Orca v6 Rebreather Achieves CE Certification
Shearwater Peregrine TX: The Ultimate Diving Companion
Raid HYPOXIC TRIMIX OC course to 100 metres
Sintzi Cave Exploration: Polish Divers' Double Success in Greece
Baltictech 2024: Dive into Inspiration - Tickets Now on Sale!
Adriatic Depths: Cultivating Sustainable Tourism through Underwater Heritage

Search...

The Divers24 portal is currently the largest online medium treating diving in Poland. Since 2010 we have been providing interesting and important information from Poland and around the world on all forms of diving and related activities.

Contact us: info@divers24.com