Kashmiri Chaudhury created a record by swimming non-stop for seven hours and 59 minutes at the historic Joysagar tank. She is only seven and a half-year old and the tank is 1,100 metres long and 900 metres broad. Earlier she created a record by becoming the youngest swimmer to swim the tank both ways.
She started the swim at 6.45 in the morning and continued till 2.44 in the afternoon. She resumed swimming amidst heavy showers. Safety boats and a medical team monitored her regularly. To achieve this feat, she had been practicing for several months.
Kashmiri is a Class 2 student of Newlook Academy in Sivasagar and is the daughter of Rupam and Monica Choudhury. She has been training at Rongpur Water Sports Association since the past four years. The manmade Joysagar tank is 318-acre and was constructed during the reign of Ahom king Rudra Singha.
Source: Kongkon K Bora