2007 Photo Contest, Sports Feature, 1st prize

Franck Seguin

Deadline Photo Press

20 July, 2006

Guillaume Néry (24, France) trains for his attempt to break a world freediving record, off the coast of Nice.

Freediving is carried out without oxygen tanks, and participants try to reach as great a depth as possible. Néry succeeded in his record-breaking quest with a 109-meter-deep dive on 6 September. The record held only until December, when it was beaten by a 111-meter dive by Austrian Herbert Nitsch.

About the photographer

Franck Seguin

Franck Seguin is the Deputy Picture Editor at L’Équipe SNC Group, a publishing company in Paris that owns the French newspaper L’Équipe, along with the French equivalent of Sport...

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