Open Water Swimmer Bhakti Sharma Sets World Record in Antarctic Ocean

Updated: 14 January 2015 19:33 IST

Bhakti Sharma is the youngest in the world and the first Asian girl to have achieved the feat of swimming 1.4 miles in the Antarctic Ocean. She completed it in 52 minutes.

Open Water Swimmer Bhakti Sharma Sets World Record in Antarctic Ocean
File photo of swimmer Bhakti Sharma (Image was posted by Bhakti Sharma on Facebook)

India's open water swimmer Bhakti Sharma has set a world record by swimming 1.4 miles in 52 minutes in one degree temperature at Antarctic Ocean.

She has bettered the earlier record of British open water swimmer Lewis Pugh and American swimmer Lynne Cox, a release said.

Bhakti is now the youngest in the world and the first Asian girl to have achieved this feat.

Akhilesh Joshi, the chief executive officer of Hindustan Zinc, said, "We are very proud of Bhakti Sharma for this rare achievement. Whole country is proud of her and particularly girls who would be seeing her as inspiration to join swimming. Her achievement only proves that given the right support and opportunities India can produce many such talents."

Bhakti, a recipient of Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award in 2010, expressed her gratefulness towards Udaipur-based Hindustan Zinc for supporting her when she had lost hope for her mission and needed the support.

She has been pursuing open water swimming for the last 10 years. She has now conquered all the five oceans of the world.

Comments
Topics mentioned in this article Swimming Other Sports
Related Articles
"Need To Forget What Happened In Wellington": Ajinkya Rahane Ahead Of 2nd Test
"Need To Forget What Happened In Wellington": Ajinkya Rahane Ahead Of 2nd Test
NZ vs IND: Prithvi Shaw Skips Practice, Shubman Gill Likely To Make Test Debut
NZ vs IND: Prithvi Shaw Skips Practice, Shubman Gill Likely To Make Test Debut
South Africa vs Australia: David Warner, Aaron Finch Help Australia Clinch T20I Series Against South Africa
South Africa vs Australia: David Warner, Aaron Finch Help Australia Clinch T20I Series Against South Africa
Champions League, Lyon vs Juventus: Cristiano Ronaldo Draws Blank As Juventus Suffer Shock 1-0 Defeat Against Lyon
Champions League, Lyon vs Juventus: Cristiano Ronaldo Draws Blank As Juventus Suffer Shock 1-0 Defeat Against Lyon
Champions League, Real Madrid vs Manchester City: Kevin De Bruyne Helps Manchester City Stun Real Madrid
Champions League, Real Madrid vs Manchester City: Kevin De Bruyne Helps Manchester City Stun Real Madrid
Advertisement