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Kundapur : With legs chained, college student swims 24 kms

Mangalore Today News Network

Kundapur, Dec 02, 2019:  Sampath D Kharvi, a first B.Com student of Bhandarkar’s College has won laurels by swimming  a distance of 24 kms in the Panchagangavali river with his  chained legs.



On Sunday he began his  adventure  in the river near the Basrur Railway Bridge at around 2 pm and reached the Gangolli fisheries jetty which is about 24 kms away, at 5.05 pm.

Gangolli SI Vasappa Naik removed the locks of his chained legs after Kharvi reached his destination. Another chain  was removed by Dr Vijayshanker. Later Yuva Brigade honoured Sampath. He is the son of Devaraya Kharvi-Sanjeeva couple of Kharvikeri.

Devaraya Kharvi along with Subrahmanya, Harish and Ranjith too swam along with Sampath  as a precautionary measure.

The feat of this young boy has been praised by one and all. Sampath was trained in swimming by his father and his uncles.  He has been training rigorously since three months for this feat and plans to  swim by chaining his hands along with his legs and make an attempt to enter India Book of Records and Guinness World Record.