This Croatian diver has lived up to the fact that records are there to be broken. Budimir Buda Šobat, 54, has set a new record over the weekend for holding his breath underwater for 24 minutes 33 seconds. How long can you hold your breath underwater?
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This event took place in the town of Sisak under the supervision of doctors, reporters, and supporters. The most impressive part is that Croatian diver Budimir Buda Šobat broke his record with his latest attempt.
This record also consists of a humanitarian angle, as it helped in raising funds for kids in Sisak. This area was majorly affected by a severe earthquake in 2020.
He aims to rebuild the Room of Miracles of the Association of Persons with Disabilities, which was completely devasted by the earthquake.
“I am going to dive guided by the logic that I get involved, the best I can, to beautify and help in the efforts of everyone there,” he said.
Before setting this record of 24 minutes 33 seconds, Sobat expanded the oxygen levels in his body by hyperventilating on unadulterated oxygen. This permitted him to hold his breath underwater for more than twofold the current world record for static apnea.
Before this, his record was of 24 minutes and 11 seconds. Sobat has prepared his body to pump oxygen gradually. However, he understands it can prompt compulsory muscle fits, which can kick in the following 18 minutes.
The 54-year-old said he was roused to set a new record by his 20-year-old little girl Sasa, who has cerebral paralysis, mental imbalance, and epilepsy.
This man is an inspiration to many that age is just a number, and one must never stop pushing his/her limits. Kudos to him and his endeavors!