Pune boy becomes first to double cross Bangla Channel

Pune: 17-year-old boy from Pune, Sampanna Ramesh Shelar became the first person in the world to double cross Bangla Channel on Friday.

It was Shelar’s first international solo ocean event. He became the first person to swim to and fro from Saint Martin’s Island Jetty to Teknaf in Bangladesh also known as the Bangla Channel.

The young swimmer started swimming at about 5 am on Friday and completed the journey of 32.2 kilometers in 9 hours and 10 minutes.

After this bench marking victory, Shelar is now planning to participate in the upcoming swimming competition.