ISTANBUL

Turkish freediver Fatma Uruk set a world record Tuesday after diving 72 meters in Mexico.

Uruk, 32, was in the Yucatan Peninsula to dive when she accomplished her first goal by breaking the world record in the women’s Variable Weight Without Fins category.

The previous record-holder was another Turkish athlete, Derya Can, who in the same category dove 70 meters in 2013.

Can achieved her record in Kas in Turkey’s Mediterranean coastal province of Antalya.

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