17-year-old swimmer Sampanna Ramesh Shelar has set a world record to double cross the Bangla Channel. Shelar is the first person to swim to and fro from Saint Martin’s Island Jetty to Teknaf in Bangladesh also known as the Bangla Channel. An ambitious Shelar has now planned to participate in the upcoming swimming competition. He started swimming at about 5 a.m. and completed the journey of 32.2 kilometers in 9 hours and 10 minutes.

It is my first international solo ocean event. I shall give the entire credit to my coach Jitendra Khasnin. Two main problems that I faced were the fishes and high tides. When I was close to ending my swim high tides started coming and they blocked my way for a long time.

  • Indian swimmer Sampanna Ramesh Shelar has set a world record to double cross the Bangla Channel.
  • He started swimming at about 5 a.m. and completed the journey of 32.2 kilometers in 9 hours and 10 minutes.
  • He started with 40 km/hour speed at Gujarat where he had set a national record.