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Rohan More to become 1st Asian to Swim Across Ocean Seven

Pune-based Indian long-distance swimmer Rohan More swam across the Cook Strait between North and South Islands of New Zealand in 8 hours and 37 minutes, becoming the first Asian and the youngest to complete it.
  • He has become the first Asian as well as the first Indian to swim across the Ocean Seven.
  • Rohan is the youngest person in the world to swim across the Ocean Seven.
  • The Ocean's Seven marathon consists of seven long-distance open-water swims, which includes the North Channel, the Cook Strait, the Molokai Channel, the English Channel, the Catalina Channel, the Tsugaru Strait and the Strait of Gibraltar.
  • The swimming marathon is widely considered equivalent to the Seven Summits mountaineering challenge. 
  • With this, More becomes the ninth person in the world to complete it.
  • He fought bravely against the cold water and strong Antarctic currents to complete the swim in eight hours 37 minutes.
  • He has received the Tenzing Norgay Award from the Indian Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports. The award, also known as the National Adventure Award, was presented by President Ram Nath Kovind.
  • More completed his first marathon swim at the age of 11. 
  • He completed the Triple Crown almost twenty years later, in less than 11 months and continues to set and accomplish marathon goals.
  • In 1996, he crossed 'Dharamtar to Gateway of India Channel (35 km) in seven hours and 29 minutes.
  • More also completed six of the Oceans Seven swims between 2014 and 2016: 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).
Rohan More to become 1st Asian to Swim Across Ocean Seven Rohan More to become 1st Asian to Swim Across Ocean Seven Reviewed by Aman Bhatia on February 15, 2018 Rating: 5

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