Have you ever gotten the hiccups so badly that you try your hardest to hold your breath for a measly 30 seconds in hopes that they may go away? And then afterwards you realize you failed miserably. Well the next time you attempt to hold your breath, think of World Champion Freediver and breath control expert, Stig Severinsen, who just set the new world record for holding his breath underwater for an unbelievable 22 minutes.
You might be asking yourself, what is freediving? Freediving is a form of diving that does not use external breathing devices or scuba gear – relies on the divers ability to hold his/her breathe until resurfacing. It challenges a diver’s endurance time and time again, while pushing your mind and body to the limit.
This week, Severinsen jumped into the pool with high hopes of breaking his previous world record of 20 minutes and 10 seconds, which is in the Guinness Book of World Records.
“I really want to see what I am made of, so I am ready to push the envelope,” the veteran free diver told the Inquisitr. And push the envelope is exactly what Severinsen did when 22 minutes later her exited the pool with yet another world record in his sport.