‘The life and soul of freediving’: sport pays tribute to Natalia Molchanova

She pushed the boundaries of freediving for 12 years, her habit of setting world records earning her the nickname the Machine. But Natalia Molchanova – the Russian considered the greatest freediver of all time – is now feared dead after failing to surface after a recreational dive with friends off…

Natalia Molchanova was giving diving lesson when she vanished, son says

Freediving world champion Natalia Molchanova was giving a diving lesson to several inexperienced divers when she failed to surface, it has emerged. Molchanova, 53, vanished on Sunday as she was freediving – diving without breathing apparatus – near Formentera, a small island south of Ibiza. Initial reports said she was…

Extreme Sport : Wingsuit flying, the World Most Exhilarating and Dangerous Sport

Have you heard Wingsuit flying? It’s described as the world most exhilarating and dangerous Sport. But after the sport’s most deadly summer, during which there has been almost two dozen deaths in three months – the vast majority in the Alps, where flying is legal – participants have begun asking why wingsuit…