Saana Partinen, freediver, poses for the photographer at the A.I.D.A. Freediving World Championships, Villefranche-sur-Mer, France, 11 September 2012. Saana, 38 years of age, is Finland's national female champion for pool-based distance freediving, having swum a record distance of 182 metres in dynamic apnea. <br />
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Saana has been partially deaf since birth and, due to problems with her ears, she can't dive to any depth. <br />
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"In life there is so much noise; people talking, music everywhere, all the time. The silence underwater is a relief. Underwater I am equal to others"<br />
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"When I'm freediving, I put my life in the hands of others [safety divers; coach]. Freediving has helped me to trust other people"
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Saana Partinen, freediver, poses for the photographer at the A.I.D.A. Freediving World Championships, Villefranche-sur-Mer, France, 11 September 2012. Saana, 38 years of age, is Finland's national female champion for pool-based distance freediving, having swum a record distance of 182 metres in dynamic apnea.

Saana has been partially deaf since birth and, due to problems with her ears, she can't dive to any depth.

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  • Filename duo_saana.jpg
  • Date 14 Jan 2013
  • Location France
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