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Published . 24th April

Six AP teen swimmers cross Palk Strait
in record time

Six teenagers from Andhra Pradesh braved extreme challenges in the sea to accomplish their mission of crossing the formidable 29 km-long Palk Strait between Sri Lanka and India on Saturday.

VIJAYAWADA: Six teenagers from Andhra Pradesh braved extreme challenges in the sea to accomplish their mission of crossing the formidable 29 km-long Palk Strait between Sri Lanka and India on Saturday.Kola Baby Spandana, 18, of Kakinada, Kalavakollu Johnson, 16, Piduru Sri Gowthama Pranav Rahul, 18, Kalavakollu King George, 16, and Terli Sathvik, 15, of Vijayawada, and Bontha Alamkruthi, 13, of Guntur finished the expedition in nine hours, 28 minutes and seven seconds, clocking a new record. Interestingly, the 13-year-old girl Bontha Alamkruthi became the youngest person to cross the Palk Strait in nine hours and 28 minutes, breaking the record of a 13-year-old girl from Mumbai Jiya Rai (13 hours and 10 minutes). Krishna district aquatic association secretary Ramesh said the six children started swimming at 1 am and finished at 10.28 am on Saturday.

Published . 22-03-2021 at 18:52

At 47, a Telangana woman swims across the Palk Strait, sets eyes on crossing the English Channel next

Goli Syamala told indianexpress.com, “I crossed the Sri Lankan waters in 5 hours. The Indian side was very rough. I struggled a lot due to strong currents.”
Goli Syamala (center), achieved the unique feat of successfully swimming across the Palk Strait, a distance of over 30 miles through the open sea between Sri Lanka and India, in 13 hours and 45 minutes. Upon setting foot on the shores of Dhanushkodi in Tamil Nadu, Hyderabad’s Goli Syamala stood tall and proud. On Friday afternoon, the 47-year-old achieved the unique feat of successfully swimming across the Palk Strait, a distance of over 30 miles through the open sea between Sri Lanka and India, in 13 hours and 45 minutes.
Published . Mar 23, 2022, 19:00
13-year-old specially-abled girl crosses Palk strait in 13 hours, sets new record

Jiya Rai successfully covered a distance of 29 kilometres in 13 hours and 10 minutes, on 20 March.

By Srimoyee Chowdhury: A 13-year-old girl from Mumbai, Jiya Rai, became the youngest person to cross the Palk Strait in just 13 hours and 10 minutes. Daughter to a senior sailor of the Indian Navy, Jiya suffers from Autism, yet she refuses to let that hinder her glorious record. Jiya successfully covered a distance of 29 kilometers in 13 hours and 10 minutes, on 20 March. She became the youngest and the fastest female swimmer to do so. Previously, the record was held by Bula Chowdhury for 13 hours and 52 minutes.

Published . Mar 29, 2021, 14:07
Nagpur’s Duble second fastest to swim across Palk Strait

MUMBAI: Nagpur’s Jayant Jaiprakash Duble became the second fastest to swim across the Palk Strait when on Saturday, the 29-year-old swam between Talaimannar in Sri Lanka to Arichalmunai in Dhanushkodi, India, covering a total distance of 29 km, clocking a timing of 9 hours & 20 minutes.

He had successfully completed the world’s longest 81 km swimming competition in Bhagirathi river with the timing of 12hours 29 minutes and stood seventh amongst the participants. He had also successfully completed the 36km All-India Veer Sawarkar Sea Swimming Competition, organised by the Gujarat government. Recently, Jayant had made a new record in open water swimming at Goa by being the first swimmer to swim on the new route and cover a distance of 24km and 27 km.