Turkish female free diver breaks Guinness world record

ANKARA — Turkish Derya Can on Friday broke a Guinness World Record with a 120-meter horizontal apnea dive under ice, state-run Anadolu Agency reported.

Accompanied by her husband and coach, Can completed swimming 120 meters in 1 minute 47 seconds under the 35-centimeter ice-coated Weissensee lake in Austria.

With her dive, Can shattered French Aurore Asso’s record of 112.3 meters.

In December 2016, Can set her new record by performing a 111-meter dive in the variable weight with fins category in the southern province of Antalya, surpassing another Turkish female free diver Sahika Ercumen’s record of 110 meters.

She had also broken the world record in the variable weight apnea without fins category, by reaching a depth of 94 meters. PNA/Xinhua-northboundasia.com