Home » Sport » Croatian Free-Diver Wins World Championship Gold

Croatian Free-Diver Wins World Championship Gold

Goran_Čolak

Goran Čolak

Croatian free-diver Goran Čolak has won gold at Free Diving World Championships on Ischia Island, Italy…

Čolak, who holds a free-diving Guinness record and is a multiple world champion, took out the CMAS organised Apnea Outdoor World Championship on Wednesday in the Constant Weight With Fins category with a dive of 110-metres.

“This is the best end to the season that I possibly imagine,” said the man who holds all of Croatia’s national free-diving records. “The conditions in Ischia were difficult, the water was cold and 20 metres underwater it dropped to just 13 degrees with a strong current and rain which was falling the whole time, so 110 metres which I dived is worth 10 metres more,” he said.

Čolak last year set a new Guinness free-diving record (static apnea on pure oxygen – timed breath hold) when he successfully held his breath underwater for an amazing 23 minutes and 1 second.
(photo / Facebook)

Share on:
0 / 5 (0 votes)

Related Posts

Vis Island: 10 Things to Check Out

By Iva Ralica The island of Vis, arguably one of the most beautiful islands in the world, is located off Croatia’s southern Adriatic coast. Unspoilt nature, breathtaking beaches, amazing underwater world, rich history and delicious local cuisine could easily convince anyone this really is paradise. Here is a list of at least ten spots to...

16 Luxury Croatian Hotels Join Forces to Create ‘Stories’ Brand

Sixteen luxury Croatian hotels have joined forces to form the brand – Stories. The aim of creating the new brand is to help better position top Croatian hotels on the international luxury tourism market. Stories is an association of Croatian Unique Hotels, consisting of 16 carefully selected member-hotels. Each hotel offers a unique story to...

[VIDEO] 2CELLOS Do Lord of the Rings Theme

Croatia’s electrifying musicians 2CELLOS have dropped their latest video this weekend, and it is another cracker. Luka Šulić and Stjepan Hauser play ‘May it Be’, the theme from The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, together with London Symphony Orchestra. The stunning video was shot in Kalnik in the Koprivnica-Križevci County in Croatia. 2CELLOS new video...

11 Stunning Castles in Croatia

  By Iva Ralica There are beautiful fortresses and ruins with magnificent views over the surrounding areas, but we just might leave those for another article. Many others are used for other purposes, such as the beautiful Lužnica castle near Zaprešić, Vojković castle in Oroslavje and Miljana near Kumrovec. Some also are not in the...

UNESCO Names New World Heritage Sites in Šibenik & Zadar

Two historic sites on Croatia’s Dalmatian coast have been named as UNESCO World Heritage Sites today. One of the most famous sights in Šibenik – St. Nicholas Fortress – and Zadar’s fortified city walls and gates have now been confirmed as UNESCO protected World Heritage sites. The decision was confirmed at the 41st meeting of...

2017 Water Polo World Championship: Croatia Stay Unbeaten

The Croatian water polo team have come from behind to remain unbeaten at the 2017 Water Polo World Championships in Budapest on Wednesday. The Croatians, who beat the USA in their opening match on Monday 12:7, were down 3:1 to Russia after the first quarter today but a strong third quarter would seem to victory...