Nagpur: 13-year-old swimmer Jayant Duble has set a new national long distance swimming record. In the last phase of his adventours campaing, he swam 40.31 kilometers on the Arabian Sea in four days. He took just 7’48” to cover the distance.
On Friday, which was also the final day of his venture, he covered distance between Port of Panaji to Miramar Beach in Goa. He started from Panaji Port at 11 am. Nearly, an hour later he was at Miramar Beach, covering 6.6 kilometers in 54 minutes.
Observer of Goa Swimming Club Deepak Chhetri, his father and mentor Dr Jayprakash Duble, Subodh Sule and pilot Dilip Tarekar were on a boat to assist Jayant.
Jayant said his aim is to represent India in the 2020 Olympic games in open water event.
His father Dr Duble too was full of praise for Jayant. He attributed hard work, determination and consistent practice for his achievement.
Sports Authority of Goa felicitated him with a trophy after he completed his venture successfuly. A huge gathering of supporters and swimming lovers were present on the occasion to greet the little hero.
SR Malviya, Subhodh Acharya, Bhau Patki, Vinay Kshirsagar, Kishore Kshatriya, Rameshwar Likhar, Dr Sanjay Khudle, Sanjay Satpute, Satish Dabhade, Pappu Thakur and others were present.