Indian open water swimmer Bhakti Sharma on 14 January 2015 set a world record by swimming 1.4 miles in 52 minutes in one degree temperature in the Antarctic Ocean. She is the first Indian women as well as to achieve this feat.
She broke the record of British open water swimming champion Lewis Pugh and American swimmer Lynne Cox.
The 24-year old is now the first Asian girl and youngest in the world to have achieved this feat and now has conquered all the five oceans of the world.
Bhakti’s quest was sponsored by Hindustan Zinc.
About Bhakti Sharma
• She is pursuing open water swimming for last 10 years
• She has conquered all the five oceans of the world, eight channels and seas, which itself is a world record
• In 2010, she was awarded the Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award
Where: in Antarctic Ocean
What: set world record
When: 14 January 2015