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Autism-Affected Girl Swims From Sri Lanka To Dhanushkodi, Creates World Record

Daughter of Navy Officer Madan Rai, who is also an autistic child, created history by swimming from Sri Lanka to Dhanushkodi in just 13 hours. The 13-year-old Jiya Rai started swimming as per doctor's advice, after she lost the ability to speak. Jiya also holds a record for swimming in open at 14 km/hour speed. Notably, Jiya has been awarded 2022 Pradhanmantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar in the open swimming category.

Tue, 22 Mar 2022 - 09:34 AM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Swimmer, special child, autism affected, World Record, autism

Courtesy: ANI