Swimmer Bhakti Sharma sets world record in Antarctic Ocean

Bhakti Sharma set a world record by swimming 1.4 miles in 52 minutes in one degree temperature in the Antarctic Ocean. By this Bhakti became the first Indian woman to achieve this, beating the record of British swimming champ Lewis Pugh and American swimmer Lynne Cox. Bhakti is also the youngest and first Asian girl to achieve this and she has now conquered all the five oceans in the world. Hindustan Zinc, Bhakti's sponsor said her success only proves that given the right support and opportunities India can produce many similar talents. Bhakti who has been open water swimming for ten years was awarded the Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award in 2010.