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Prime Minister Narendra Modi Congratulates Record-Breaking Swimmer Bhakti Sharma

Updated: 15 January 2015 18:53 IST

Bhakti Sharma on Tuesday set a world record by swimming 1.4 miles in the one degree temperature in the Antarctic Ocean in 52 minutes, beating the record of British open water swimming champion Lewis Pugh and American swimmer Lynne Cox.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Congratulates Record-Breaking Swimmer Bhakti Sharma
File photo of swimmer Bhakti Sharma (Image was posted by Bhakti Sharma on Facebook)

New Delhi:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday congratulated open water swimming champion Bhakti Sharma for setting a world record by swimming 1.4 miles in the one degree temperature in the Antarctic Ocean in 52 minutes.

"We are all very very proud of Bhakti Sharma for her accomplishments! My best wishes to her", Modi said in a statement.

Bhakti on Tuesday became the first Indian woman to achieve this feat, beating the record of British open water swimming champion Lewis Pugh and American swimmer Lynne Cox, according to information received here.

She is the youngest and the first Asian girl to have achieved this feat and has now conquered all the five oceans of the world.

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