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World record for ‘Rohan More’

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It was a proud moment for all Indians, when Rohan More, a Pune based swimmer, swim across ‘ocean seven’. Rohan was the first Asian to cross the ‘ocean seven’.

The event consists of crossing ‘seven long distance open water’ that includes North Channel, the Cook Strait, the Molokai Channel, the English Channel, the Catalina Channel, the Tsugaru Strait and the Strait of Gibraltar.

‘Rohan More,’ thus becomes the first Asian as well as Indian to accomplish the title. With this achievement, ‘More’ becomes the 9th person in the world to hold the record.

The event was one of the toughest after mountaineering. Rohan survived ocean water that was about 4 degree Celsius at ‘North Island’ owing to a strong Antarctic current happened underwater. With his persistence and consistency, he swam it in eight hours and 37 minutes.

“It is the greatest moment of my life as I swam across Cook Strait in New Zealand which was the seventh and the last in the Ocean Seven,” said Rohan.

Rohan More’s achievement includes crossing-English Channel (13 hours and 23 minutes), North Channel (12 hours and 43 minutes), Catalina Channel (10 hours and 17 minutes), Molokai Channel (17 hours and 28 minutes), Tsugaru Strait (10 hours and 37 minutes) and Gibraltar Strait (3 hours and 56 minutes), followed by a record that was marked in 1996 for crossing ‘Dharamtar to Gateway of India Channel’ (35 km) in seven hours and 29 minutes.

Rohan also becomes the youngest swimmer in the world to cross the ‘ocean seven’ which further glorified the record.