Johanna Nordblad swam horizontally 103 meters under the ice to set a new world record, spending 2 minutes and 42 seconds wearing only a short swimsuit in a water temperature of two degrees Celsius.
45-year-old Nordblad has achieved a record by swimming from one hole in 60cm thick ice to another in the snowy desert around Hossa in northern Finland.
Her swimsuit only covered her torso and thighs.
“Since we have this corona thing, all the swimming pools are closed, I really can’t train regularly, so I was much more nervous before diving this time,” Nordblad said after creating this record.
The underwater sports governing body CMAS recently took over the measurement of records under the ice, which until then had been managed by Guinness World Records.
In the Guinness era, the longest distance covered under the ice, in a swimsuit and without fins, was set by Russian Ekaterina Nekrasova with 102.7m on March 6 this year.
Johanna Nordblad hat den #Weltrekord im #Freitauchen unter Eis gebrochen, im Schwimmanzug und ohne Flossen, in eine Tiefe von 103 Metern. Der Tauchgang in 2 Grad kaltem Wasser bei einer Lufttemperatur von 7 Grad dauerte 2 Minuten und 42 Sekunden. pic.twitter.com/RfjpyDYYsd— euronewsde (@euronewsde) March 22, 2021
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