India's Open water swimmer Bhakti Sharma sets world record in Antarctic Ocean
India’s open water swimmer Bhakti Sharma has set a new world record by swimming 1.4 miles in 52 minutes in one degree temperature in the Antarctic Ocean.
She has bettered the earlier record of British open water swimmer Lewis Pugh and American swimmer Lynne Cox. She is also the first Asian girl and youngest in the world to achieve this feat.
Hindustan Zinc had sponsored her to achieve this feat and pursue swimming career.
About Bhakti Sharma
- She has been pursuing open water swimming for the last 10 years.
- She holds the distinction of being the youngest female swimmer in the world to swim in 5 oceans (Indian, Atlantic, Pacific, Antarctic and Arctic) and 7 seas.
- Awards: She is recipient of the Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award-2010.