Check out the story of how an autistic girl creates a world record for swimming 36 km from Bandra Worli Sea Link to Gateway of India in 8 hours and 40 minutes!
It’s unbelievable how Gen Z is ahead of all generations when it comes to becoming a source of inspiration. This story is about how a 12-year-old autistic girl creates a world record by swimming 36 km from Bandra Worli Sea Link to Gateway of India.
Jiya Rai, daughter of a naval sailor Madan Rai is suffering from Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). She swam from Bandra Worli Sea Link to Gateway of India to raise awareness about the disease. She covered the distance in 8 hours and 40 minutes, on February 18.
Jiya has been felicitated with a trophy by the President of Greater Mumbai Amateur Aquatic Association (GMAAA), Zarir N Baliwala, for her achievement.
The event in which Jiya participated was conducted by the swimming association of Maharashtra. It was also associated with the FIT India Movement by the Ministry of Youth and Sports Affair.
Jiya has created a world record earlier also!
Jiya also holds several other records. She had swum from Elephanta Island to Gateway of India covering a distance of 14 km. She had covered in 3 hours, 27 minutes, and 30 seconds.
Apart from this, she also has a world record for being the youngest girl with ASD who swam 14 km in open waters.