Turkish diver Åžahika ErcÃ¼men broke a new world freediving record in the variable weight without fins discipline on July 23, off the coast of the Mediterranean resort town of KaÅŸ.
ErcÃ¼men performed a 91-meter dive in 2 minutes and 49 seconds, taking the record from another Turkish diver, Derya Can, who broke it last year.
Following her dive, ErcÃ¼men dedicated the world record to Gaza, opening a banner reading â€œMay Gaza breathe.â€
â€œThere will be new world record targets, but we will have to wait for a bit. I want to dive more than 100 meters for the 100 anniversary of the military victory in the Ã‡anakkale campaign next year,â€ ErcÃ¼men said.
In the variable weight freediving discipline, athletes use a weighted sled while diving while following a rope to descend.
The 29-year-old ErcÃ¼men entered the Guinness Book of World Records in 2011 after freediving 110 meters apnea under ice.
Turkish freediver Åžahika ErcÃ¼men breaks world record