Egyptian Swimmer Omar Hegazy Breaks Two Guinness World Records After Losing His Leg

Apr 11, 2022

Egyptian swimmer Omar Hegazy broke two Guinness World Records last week after losing his leg in 2015.

The 31-year-old first broke the record for “longest distance swam underwater with one breath,” swimming 185 feet and 4 inches (or 56.48 meters). He then donned a fin and broke the record for “longest distance swam underwater with one breath with fins,” traveling 251 feet and 7.68 inches (76.7 meters), according to a statement from Guinness World Records.

Source: Sports Illustrated
(Photo by: Guinness World Records)