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Shakil Ahmed sets world record in Indoor rowing

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

Asian Cup gold medallist has added one more feather to his cap when he set up a world record in indoor by completing 1,00,000 (one lakh) metres in above-40 years category here Sunday.

A FISA level one coach, Shakil began his record-setting indoor feat in complex at 8 am on Sunday morning and achieved the milestone of covering 1,00,000 metres of simulated distance in 10 hours.

of West Bengal Association (WBRA) Souvik Ghosh and committee member said they would now certify the feat to the authorities of Limca Book of Records for entering the achievement in their record book.

Shakeel also has the record of completing 50,000 metres of simulated rowing in four hours and 13 minutes which is already in the Limca Record Book.

Rowing Federation of India General Girish Phadnis congratulated Shakil for the unique feat and said, "It is indeed a big achievement".

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First Published: Mon, January 14 2019. 17:25 IST