Indian Open Water Swimmer Bhakti Sharma Sets A World Record In The Antarctic Ocean


People in India never thought we were good at swimming. However, in a matter of months after Sandeep Sejwal won an unprecedented bronze for India at the 2014 Asian Games, Indian open water swimmer Bhakti Sharma has set a world record in the Antarctic ocean.

Bhakti swam 1.4 miles in 52 minutes in one degree temperature in the Antarctic Ocean!

With this feat, Bhakti has now bettered the earlier record of British open water swimmer Lewis Pugh and American swimmer Lynne Cox, a release said.

Bhakti, 25, is now the youngest in the world and the first Asian girl to have achieved this feat.

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