Kiwi freediver William Trubridge falls short in world record attempt


William Trubridge, world champion and double world record-holding freediver, is the world’s best free immersion diver, and also holds the record for the “constant weight without fins” discipline.

The 34-year-old attempted to dive 102m into a cavern off the Bahamas this morning.

Trubridge looked comfortable as he attempted the 102m dive today, reaching the marker at two minutes, but shortly before the surface, the diver grabbed a safety line and was helped to top by two divers.

When he emerged from the water his wife and coach Britta could be heard saying “breathe, breathe, breathe”, to him.

See The New Zealand Herald

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