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Wednesday 24 March 2021 | Written by The New York Times | Published in Features, In Depth

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The Deepest Diver in the History of Free Diving Goes Below the Ice
In an undated photo from Viktor Lyagushkin, Alexey Molchanov beneath the surface before a free drive below ice. For the past four years, Molchanov has been the undisputed best all-around free diver in the world. He broke yet another world record last week, this time beneath an icy surface. (Viktor Lyagushkin via The New York Times)

When the champion free diver Alexey Molchanov stepped onto ice on Lake Baikal in southern Siberia on March 16, the sky was cobalt blue. The sun illuminated the surrounding mountains, the wind was light and the air a balmy minus 10 Celsius. It was the perfect day for a swim, and an opportunity to break yet another world record. Via The New York Times.

When the champion free diver Alexey Molchanov stepped onto ice on Lake Baikal in southern Siberia on March 16, the sky was cobalt blue. The sun illuminated the surrounding mountains, the wind was light and the air a balmy minus 10 Celsius. It was the perfect day for a swim, and an opportunity to break yet another world record. Via The New York Times.


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