Turkish diver Derya Can has broken a world diving record in the category of constant weight apnea without fins, her second new world record in a week.

Can, who had planned to challenge the world records in three categories in three successive dives, broke her second record on Saturday in the category of constant weight apnea without fins by diving 71 meters and she stayed underwater for two minutes and 31 seconds.

Can claimed her first new world record on Thursday, in the category of variable weight apnea without fins and dedicated her record to the 90th anniversary of the foundation of the Turkish Republic.

A group of 21 members from the Middle East Technical University Underwater Sports club (ODTÜ SAS) attended the record attempts. Judges Igor Orel and Nicalaus A. Soza Garcia from the Confédération Mondiale des Activités Subaquatiques (CMAS) and Levent Ucuzal, CMAS free-diving technical council chair, were also witnesses to Can’s record-breaking dives in Antalya’s Hidayet Bay.

Ucuzal announced that the scheduled third dive in the category of constant weight apnea has been postponed.

source: todayszaman