World Champion Freediver Goes Missing During A Freedive

World Champion Freediver Goes Missing During A Freedive

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World Champion Freediver Goes Missing During A Freedive

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On August 2, World Champion Freediver Natalia Molchanova disappeared during a freedive off the coast of La Savina at Poniente de es Freus near the Spanish island of Ibiza. A press release from AIDA International says the champ was diving to depths between 30-40m when she was reportedly swept away by a strong underwater current.

Search efforts are ongoing and the world-renowned freediver is still missing.

Not only a diver, Molchanova holds a PhD in Pedagogical Science and authored numerous scientific texts. She is also the founder of the Freediving Federation of Russia as well as a proud mother of two.

She once held her breath for 9 minutes

“She was an inspiration to all freedivers and despite being one of the fiercest competitors in the world, she was always calm and relaxed during competitions”- AIDA Press Release

Awards and Accomplishments

  • 23 time World Champion in Freediving
  • Holds 41 World Records
  • dove to a depth of 101m using a fin
  • swam a distance of 234m with a fin

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