Turkish diver Şahika Ercümen breaks women’s free-diving world record


National sportswoman and world record-holding diver Şahika Ercümen on Oct. 28 broke the 90-meter women’s cave diving (without fins) world record at the Gilindire Cave in Aydıncık, a town in southern Turkey’s Mersin.

The cave was discovered by a shepherd in 1999 and dates back to the Ice Age.

The freestyle driver said she was overjoyed at earning the Guinness World Record and dedicated her win to Turkish soldiers.

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