Paola Tagliabue

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Paola Tagliabue (born November 7, 1976 in Como, Lombardy) is an Italian world champion free-diver.

Tagliabue belongs to Tresse Diving Club of Saronno and she is also a member of the Italian national team. In 2005 at "Blue 2005", the most important worldwide free-diving convention, she published a work about lactic acid in free-divers.[1] In 2006 Tagliabue became the world champion in dynamic apnea free-diving with a 152.77 m dive, a CMAS world record.[2] In June 2007 she won the Italian championship, setting a new record with a 156.55 m dive.[3] In March 2008, she won the first Italian spring championship in dynamic apnea without fins with an 87.70 m dive, an Italian record.[4]