11-year-old Jiya Rai creates world record in open water swimming

Jiya Rai, the 11-year-old girl created a world record by becoming the youngest and the fastest specially-abled girl to swim 14 kilometres in open water in 3 hours 27 minutes and 30 seconds. This record creates under the supervision of the Swimming Association of Maharashtra.

Jiya’s achievement has qualified for registration in the India Book of Records, Asia Book and Limca Book of Records. She was felicitated with a Certificate and Trophy for this record-breaking achievement. The young champion has come a long way since she was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Delay in Speech at a tender age of about two years.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Chairman of Swimming Federation of India: Glenn Saldanha.
  • Swimming Federation of India Headquarters: Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
  • Swimming Federation of India established: 1948.

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