Gerald improved his world record by one meter. For the 26-year-old from Marseille, this is already the seventh world record in his career. Set the new record as part of the “Vertical Blue” competition.
Three and a half minutes without breathing
Apnea divers, also known as free divers, must complete a full dive with air from the last breath before submersion. Gerald needed 3:35 minutes for the 120m round trip along the rope.
“It’s bigger than I could have imagined,” said the Frenchman after his record. “That’s what I worked for in training this winter.” 120 meters is a “legendary mark”, so he felt more pressure. “But I also had a great deal of self-confidence.”
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