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A British woman is celebrating after being crowned world champion in freediving.<br />
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Liv Philip scored 306 points in three different disciplines to win the competition, 84 points ahead of her nearest rival. <br />
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Freediving relies on a diver's ability to hold their breath until resurfacing and not using any apparatus, such as scuba gear. <br />
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To win the competition the 39-year-old competed in three depth disciplines: constant weight to 55 metres, where a freediver swims up and down a line using a monofin, free immersion to 50 metres, where a diver pulls up and down the line, and constant weight no fins to 40 metres, where the diver propels themselves with just their arms and legs.<br />
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The World Cup event is made up of two events - the Mediterranean Cup in June and the Eurocup this month - and Liv got the highest score at both events in Greece to win the overall World Cup.<br />
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She has been the British Freediving Champion seven times and won a bronze medal at the World Championships last year. She is currently in Sardinia for the Team World Championship.