Serbian Freediver Branko Petrovic sets a New Guinness Record in Static Apnea in Dubai

Image Credit: Arshad Ali/Gulf News (Sportalsub.net / Branko Petrovic / Gulf News) Dubai: Branko Petrovic put Dubai in the Guinness World Record books when his new time of 11.54 minutes for the longest breath-hold under water was ratified by the Guinness World Records on Friday. Watched by a host of dignitaries, including Dr Ahmad Sa’ad Al Sharif, General Secretary, Dubai Sports Council, Petrovic attempted a new world record for holding his breath under water at a special pool at Skydive Dubai on the sidelines of the Spearo Extreme Sports Expo. Petrovic had already bettered the old time of 11.35 minutes on October 7, and on Friday the Serbian was aiming to better this mark at the same venue. Petrovic withdrew on the first instance after finding the water...