Udupi, Jan 24, 2021: Gangadhar G Kadekar, a veteran swimmer aged 65 has entered the India Book of Records by swimming for 1.4 kms in the sea in Padmasana posture and his legs chained.
Gangadhar set out on his mission at 8.36 am on Sunday at Kidiyoor Padukere in Udupi. Additional DC of Udupi chained his legs following which Gangadhar plunged into the ocean and swam in breast-stroke style and covered a distance of 1.4 kms by clocking 1.13.03 hours at 9. 49 am. This is the first such record in India Book of Records.
Hundreds of people including Udupi MLA Raghupathi Bhat, former MLA Pramod Madhwaraj and others who were present at the place where Gangadhar completed his mission, congratulated him.
Harish R, representative of India Book of Records who was present as a judge said Gangadhar’s was a big achievement and he would receive his certification.