First Asian Para-Swimmer from Gwalior Crosses the English Channel
Video Editor: Ashutosh Bhardwaj
In an incredible feat, 29-year-old Satendra Singh becomes the first Asian Para-swimmer to cross the English Channel in the Atlantic Ocean.
He completed the challenge within 12 hours 26 minutes.
Singh who is from Gwalior was a part of the swimming relay team which, for the first time saw four para-swimmers from India cross the English Channel.
The 29-year-old swam 36 km in the Arabian Sea in 5 hours and 43 minutes last May.
Satendra, who is a recipient of the Vikram award, the highest sports award in Madhya Pradesh, has unsurprisingly won several medals in national and international swimming competitions.
The specially-abled swimmer who suffers 75 percent disability also represented India in the Rio Paralympics in 2016.