15-Year-Old Chhattisgarh Girl Enters Golden Book of World Records for Non-Stop 8-Hour Swimming

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Chandrakala Ojha, a 15-year-old girl from Chhattisgarh’s Durg district, enters Golden Book of World Records for swimming non-stop for 8 hours in Purai village.

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In Chhattisgarh’s Durg district, Chandrakala Ojha, a 15-year-old girl from Purai village, has made a remarkable achievement. She has registered her name in the Golden Book of World Records by swimming continuously for 8 hours.

Chandrakala, who is currently studying in Class 10, has been honing her swimming skills since the tender age of 5. Coming from a family of accomplished swimmers, with her elder sister Bhumika being a national swimmer and her younger brother Siddharth also being a state-level player, Chandrakala’s passion for swimming runs deep in her blood. She has already secured 3 gold and 2 silver medals in Junior Open National and State championships, showcasing her talent and dedication to the sport at a young age. Chandrakala’s incredible feat of swimming non-stop for 8 hours has rightfully earned her a place in the prestigious Golden Book of World Records.

Chandrakala aspires to build a career in swimming and is passionate about helping other young swimmers in her state. She believes that their village should have a swimming pool and academy to support aspiring swimmers, emphasizing the need for infrastructure and resources to promote the sport locally.


(Chandrakala Ojha)

Chandrakala Ojha, who started swimming at 5.10 am in the pond of Purai village after reciting prayers, made history by continuously swimming till 1.10 pm, registering her name in the Golden Book of World Records. This remarkable feat has made her the latest addition to the record-breaking sports village of Purai.

Chandrakala’s preparation for this achievement was intensive, with daily practice sessions lasting for 10 to 12 hours, under the guidance of her coach Om Kumar Ojha. The entire village rallied behind her, with one group monitoring her diet and another monitoring her sleep to ensure she had optimal conditions for her exercise. Chandrakala’s dedication and the unwavering support of her village played a pivotal role in her success in setting a new world record in swimming.

After swimming for 8 hours, Chandrakala was congratulated by everyone. Dr Manish Bishnoi, Asia Head of the Golden Book of World Records, announced her achievement. State Home Minister Tamradhwaj Sahu awarded her with the certificate and medal. Purai has 103 young swimmers with experience in national and state games.

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