Woman swims 459 feet under ice without oxygen

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Feb. 26 (UPI) -- A brave swimmer broke a world record when she went freediving under the ice for a distance of 459 feet.

Valentina Cafolla, 27, donned a bright orange wet suit and a monofin to go diving under the ice in Lago di Anterselva, Italy.


Cafolla previously set the record for under-ice freediving without oxygen in 2017, but her record was beaten by Japanese athlete Yasuko Ozeki with a 413-foot swim.

Cafolla, who holds both Italian and Croatian citizenship, retook the record just 36 hours after Ozeki's feat, the World Underwater Federation announced.

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