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Loïc Leferme

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Loïc Leferme
Born(1970-08-28)28 August 1970
Died11 April 2007(2007-04-11) (aged 36)

Loïc Leferme (28 August 1970 – 11 April 2007) was a French diver who was the world free diving record holder until 2 October 2005, when he was surpassed by Herbert Nitsch.[2] Loic was also a founder of AIDA in 1990 with Roland Specker and Claude Chapuis in Nice. In 2002 he set the world free diving record without any breathing apparatus at 162 meters.[2][3] His first world record was 137 meters (1999).[2][4] On 30 October 2004, he extended his own world record to 171 meters in the no limits free-diving category.[2][5] The premier advocate of this type of freediving which has come to be known as Chapuis Style Freediving. [citation needed]

He died during a private training session in Villefranche-sur-Mer when his equipment failed and he did not reach the surface in time.[citation needed] He was in training for a planned record attempt in July 2007.

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  1. ^ Henry, Michel (12 April 2007). "La mer engloutit Leferme". Libération (in French). Retrieved 12 April 2007.
  2. ^ a b c d History of World Records
  3. ^ McKie, Nigel (2004). "Freediving in cyberspace". Journal of the South Pacific Underwater Medicine Society. 34: 101–3. Archived from the original on 5 October 2013. Retrieved 5 October 2013.{{cite journal}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  4. ^ (in French) Voici l’homme le plus profond au monde
  5. ^ (in French) Loïc Leferme bat le record du monde de plongée en apnée à 171 mètres de profondeur[permanent dead link]

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