Anshuman Jhingran: Youngest person to cross the North Channel

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Anshuman Jhingran, an 18-year-old open water swimmer from Navi Mumbai, achieved a remarkable feat by becoming the youngest person to cross the North Channel.

An Overview of the News

  • The North Channel is a challenging strait located between the northeast coast of Northern Ireland and the southwest coast of Scotland, which serves as the end of the Irish Sea and flows northwest into the Atlantic Ocean.

  • Anshuman accomplished this incredible feat in just 125 days, earning him a place in the prestigious Guinness World Records.

  • His successful crossing was the 114th of its kind since 1947, showing the difficulty of swimming the North Channel.

First Indian to swim across the English Channel: Mihir Sen

  • Mihir Sen has the distinction of being the first Indian to successfully swim across the English Channel, completing the challenging Dover to Calais route.

  • He achieved this impressive feat in a remarkable time of 14 hours and 45 minutes, earning him the fourth best time for this gruelling endeavour.

  • Additionally, Mihir Sen holds the unique and extraordinary record of being the only person to swim across the oceans of all five continents within a single year, which shows his unparalleled dedication to open water swimming.

First Indian to cross the North Channel: Elvis Ali Hazarika

  • Prior to Anshuman Jhingran's achievement, Elvis Ali Hazarika was the first Indian to successfully cross the North Channel, adding to India's legacy in the world of open water swimming.

Origin of the Ocean Seven Challenge

  • The Ocean Seven Challenge was devised in 2008 and has since become one of the ultimate tests for open water swimmers looking to push their physical and mental limits.

List of Ocean Seven Swims

  1. North Channel

  2. Cook Strait

  3. Kaiwi Channel

  4. English Channel

  5. Catalina Channel

  6. Tsugaru Strait

  7. Strait of Gibraltar

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