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Indian Swimmer Bhakti Sharma Creates New World Record in Antarctic Ocean

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    Open water swimming champion Bhakti Sharma of India set a world record by swimming 1.4 miles in 52 minutes in one degree temperature in the Antarctic Ocean.

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    Bhakti Sharma became the first Asian woman to achieve the fantastic featIANS
    Bhakti 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.

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

    Hindustan Zinc sponsored Bhakti in her quest.

    "We are very proud of Bhakti Sharma for this rare achievement," CEO of Hindustan Zinc Akhilesh Joshi said.

    "The whole country is proud of her and particularly girls who would be seeing her as inspiration to join swimming.

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    "Her achievement only proves that given the right support and opportunities, India can produce many such talents."

    Bhakti had been pursuing open water swimming for the last 10 years and also swam across four oceans, eight channels and seas, which in itself is a world record.

    In 2010, she was awarded the Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award.


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