Bula conquers five continents

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:51 IST

Bula Chowdhury today became the world's first woman to conquer five continents by crossing from Three Anchor Bay to Robben Islands near Cape Town.

Bula conquers five continents

Kolkata:

Bula Chowdhury today became the world's first woman to conquer five continents by crossing from Three Anchor Bay to Robben Islands near Cape Town. Bula, who had last year become the first woman to cross what is metaphorically called the seven seas, added another feather to her cap by conquering the around 30 km distance in the cold Antarctic waters in three hours 26 minutes. The timing was a record in itself, as Bula emerged as the first Asian woman to have swam the stretch in such a short time. Bula, who had earlier crossed channels in four continents, hit the waters at 10:00 am South African time and finished her mission at 1:26 pm to do the country proud. Her days of strenuous practice in the shark-infested Atlantic waters since reaching South Africa a few days ago paid off as she had a relatively easy swim across the stretch known to be arduous. (PTI)

Topics : Swimming
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