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Anshuman Jhingran Becomes Youngest Person To Cross North Channel

Anshuman Jhingran, a 18-year-old open water swimmer from Navi Mumbai, has achieved a remarkable milestone by becoming the youngest person ever to cross the North Channel.
His extraordinary accomplishment, completed in just 125 days, has earned him a coveted spot in the esteemed Guinness World Records.

Notably, his successful crossing marks the 114th achievement of its kind since 1947.
Anshuman’s outstanding feat has brought him well-deserved global recognition and admiration from the international swimming community.

The North Channel

The North Channel, situated between the northeastern coast of Northern Ireland and the southwestern coast of Scotland, serves as a strait that starts north of the Isle of Man, marking the end of the Irish Sea. Flowing northwestward into the Atlantic Ocean, this channel is renowned as one of the most challenging Ocean Seven Swims.

The Ocean Seven

The Oceans Seven is a marathon swimming challenge consisting of seven open water channel swims.

Here is the list of Ocean Seven Swims

Sno Swims
1 North Channel
2 Cook Strait
3 Kaiwi Channel
4 English Channel
5 Catalina Channel
6 Tsugaru Strait
7 Strait of Gibraltar

First Indian to swim across the English Channel

Mihir Sen holds the distinction of being the first Indian to successfully swim across the English Channel, accomplishing the feat from Dover to Calais in a remarkable time of 14 hours and 45 minutes, which ranks as the fourth-best timing for this challenging endeavor. Moreover, he holds a unique and extraordinary record of being the only individual to have swum the oceans of all five continents within a single year.

Key takeaways for competitive examinations

  • First Indian to cross the North Channel: Elvis Ali Hazarika
  • The Oceans Seven was devised in: 2008

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