Hirose Hanako, freediver, poses for the photographer at the A.I.D.A. Freediving World Championships, Villefranche-sur-Mer, France, 11 September 2012. Hirose is a core member of Japan's national women's freediving team, who are undisputed world champions. Their team achieved first place in both of the two latest biennial A.I.D.A. World Championships by Team (Okinawa, Japan, 2010 and Villefranche-Sur-Mer, France, 2012).<br />
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Hirose was born in Mikura-jima, a tiny Japanese volcanic island in the Philippine sea. From an early age, she loved swimming with wild dolphins. 5 years ago, at the age of 26, she took up freediving as a competitive sport. <br />
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"In the water I'm free, completely free"
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Hirose Hanako, freediver, poses for the photographer at the A.I.D.A. Freediving World Championships, Villefranche-sur-Mer, France, 11 September 2012. Hirose is a core member of Japan's national women's freediving team, who are undisputed world champions. Their team achieved first place in both of the two latest biennial A.I.D.A. World Championships by Team (Okinawa, Japan, 2010 and Villefranche-Sur-Mer, France, 2012).

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