Sports News: New Zealander sets new freediving world record


New Zealand freediver William Trubridge set his 16th free immersion diving world record in the Bahamas on Saturday (April 30).Trubridge’s dive at the 2016 Vertical Blue Freedive Challenge lasted four minutes and 24 seconds at a depth of 122 metres down Dean’s Blue Hole beating his previous 2011 record set at 121 metres.
As the director of the Vertical Blue freediving school, Trubridge holds annual free diving competitions with 35 competitors from 20 countries participating this year.
Dean’s Blue Hole is the world’s deepest known salt water blue hole with a depth of 202 metres.