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In New Zealand, Indian sets new record in sea swimming

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Pune-based Indian long-distance swimmer swam across the between North and South Islands of in eight hours and 37 minutes, becoming the first Asian and the youngest to complete it. After waiting for a long time due to bad weather conditions, Rohan finally got a chance to swim on February 9. For the first five hours the water was calm with the temperature around 19 degreee Celsius. But as he progressed towards the South Island, the water temperature dropped suddenly by 4 degree due to currents from water. He started to shiver due to the sudden drop in temperature, but fought bravely to finish the task, becoming the ninth person in the world to swim it. Rohan had completed his first marathon swim at the age of 11.

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First Published: Sun, February 11 2018. 20:05 IST