Gauri Singhvi hailing from Udaipur swam a distance of approximately 48 kilometers in Mumbai on Tuesday, according to news agency ANI. Reportedly, the 14-year-old swimmer began the exercise in the wee hours, in the presence of her coaches and experts. She touched the sea waters in Mumbai at 3:30 am and covered the distance from Khar Danda on the west coast of Mumbai to the Gateway of India at the southern tip of the metropolis city in a record nine hours.
Earlier, in March 2017, Gauri had covered a distance of 36 km from Worli Koliwada near the entry of Bandra-Worli Sea Link to the Gateway of India. ANI reported that Gauri has dreams of winning the English Channel and the Arabian Sea. She covered the distance in less than seven hours.
At the time when we are fighting for equal rights for women, a young energy like Gauri is definitely an inspiration for other women for her undefeated spirit. Reports suggest that she practiced fervently for hours together in cold water during the night.
Gauri has been passionate about swimming from a young age. “Today I will swim from Juhu to the Gateway of India that is 48 kilometers. Last year in March I have swum 36 km. I started participating in different swimming competitions from Class 3 and I practice day and night,” she told the media.
“From last one year, Gauri has been practicing regularly for 8 to 10 hours. After this she will be practicing for English channel,” her Coach Mahesh Paliwal added.