Mumbai teen becomes youngest swimmer to cross English Channel in 2014

Mumbai's 18-year-old Shubham Vanmali became the youngest swimmer in the world to cross the English Channel in this year.

Shubham Vanmali
Shubham Vanmali 

Shubham took 12.42 hours to complete the swim from Dover in England and reached Calais on the French coast.

This swim is particularly difficult to conquer owing to the biting cold, unpredictable weather conditions and a constantly changing tidal pattern.

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