Due to the minutes of pure oxygen inhalation prior to his attempt, Šobat was able to hold his breath for more than double the current world record time for static apnea, which doesn’t involve the additional oxygen.
Despite the dangers of the world record, Šobat said he was inspired to break his own record by his daughter Saša, 20, who has cerebral palsy, autism and epilepsy.
Šobat’s record breaking attempt was also performed in the hope of raising funds for the area, which had been devastated by an earthquake back in December, and for the children affected.
In particular, he hopes to be able to rebuild the Room of Miracles of the Association of Persons with Disabilities of Sisak-Moslavina County whose premises was destroyed in the earthquake.
Speaking before his attempt, Jutarnji reported Šobat said: ‘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.’
The former bodybuilder turned his focus to static diving, becoming one of the world’s top 10 divers before he set his old record of 24 minutes 11 seconds beneath the water
Šobat’s record breaking attempt was also performed in the hope of raising funds for the area, which had been devastated by an earthquake back in December, and for the children affected
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