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Natalia Vadimovna Molchanova (Russian: Наталья Вадимовна Молчанова, 8 May 1962 – 2 August 2015) was a Russian champion free-diver. She was the President of the Russian Freedive Federation. Molchanova was born in Ufa in 1962. She was the world's most decorated free-diver ever, with a total of 40 world records.

On 2 August 2015 she was reported missing after a dive near Ibiza, Spain. Initial rescue and recovery efforts were unsuccessful. She was presumed dead by drowning by rescue officials and her son.

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