A new world record of Guinness in Molchanovs wetsuit!
24 February Croatian athlete Budimir Buda Šobat (52 years old) set a new world record of Guinness in static apnea for 24:11 after breathing pure oxygen.
The record was set in favor of Autism Awareness because Budimir has an autistic 17-years old daughter Saša and he wants to spread the word about autism and how it is important to help autistic people to improve their life level. Since the color of autism is blue, Molchanovs team has provided Budimir a completely blue wetsuit with the logo of The Autism Society. The yellow, red, light-blue and blue puzzle is a symbol of the complexity of autism and the number of very different people who are living all around the world with the illness.
The previous Guinness record in this discipline was 23 min 03 sec and was set by Spanish athlete Aleix Segura 28 February 2016.
Such records aren’t possible without using pure oxygen before the start, which isn’t forbidden by the rules of Guinness records. However, the achievement anyway demands very serious training and preparation.
4 years ago Budimir met Goran Čolak and freediving. In short time he managed to achieve respectful results such as 8.11 STA and 156 m DNF.
Last year Budimir did some medical research with his trainer Ivan Drviš and somehow he managed to hold his breath using pure oxygen for 21.03 min.
However, Budimir’s plans are higher than that so he is training 6 days a week hoping to make the final at the World Championship.
Molchanovs team gladly congratulates Budimir with his new world record of Guinness and wishes him luck at the World Championship.
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