/photo, video/ Air temperature three degrees below zero, water temperature only four degrees above zero, all around white, snowdrops. The first Sunday of Advent was made for winter fun, and not only the hardy people from the north of Bohemia used it to create a new record amid great media interest.
Led by David Wenklin of Tbilisi, who popularized water and ice sports, more than eight hundred of them simultaneously plunged into the cold waters of Barbora, an artificial lake in Tbilisi. 826 should be correct, a much larger number than expected. In Barbora, there was a lot going on, food stalls were open and croque and other hot drinks were clearly at the top.
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The record-breaking dive, which took place at noon in the presence of Tbilisi Mayor Jiri Stablin, was watched by a commissioner from the well-known Belharim agency Dobre Den. The action of tough guys became the official thing that will probably go down in the history of this crazy sports industry. Some of them decided to go to Barbora to break the record, which they had no previous experience with, which resulted in cold and several days in bed. “I’m a beginner, I’ve been practicing since autumn. It’s been good,” Ms Marcela from Litomerice gritted her teeth.
“Well. The water temperature was higher than the air temperature. The regulars loved it. The atmosphere was amazing, it was a big hit,” said Stabl about the successful event.
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Venklin’s book Muž pod ledem, which he co-wrote with journalist Petr Bílek, was baptized. It talks about free diving (breath diving) and the journey to a second world record. In addition to being a promoter of hardening, David Wenkle is also a “record holder”. To his credit, he traveled more than eighty meters under the ice in one breath and without a wetsuit. Snow to a depth of 52 meters.
Proceeds from the entire event will go to the Cystic Fibrosis Club.