Our Hyderabad swimmer Shyamala Goli became the world’s second female to swim across the 30 mile long Palk Strait (Rama Setu) between India and Sri Lanka.
World motham lo only 13 swimmers eh ippati varaku ee challenging feat ni cross chesaru, ippudu 48 years age lo Shyamala garu ee list lo add ayaru, and she is the first Telugu woman to achieve it.
Shyamala garu is from a middle class family who belongs to Samarthakotta in the East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh. 44 years age lo swimming meedha interest tho recent gane professional ga nerchukovadam start chesi ippudu 48 years age lo world record ni create chesaru..
Sri Lanka north coastal area lo 4.15 am ki thana swimming ni start chesthe Rameshwaram loni Dhanushkoti dhagara around 5.58 pm ki reach ayindi. The 30 km long Palk Strait was covered within 13 hours and 43 minutes.
Shyamala garu said that ” Last 5 hours aythe chala kastamga unde, Sri Lankan water kanna mana Indian water lone high tides vasthu nannu back ki push chesthu unde, dhanikosame extra energy tho swim cheyalsi vachi 3 hours late ga challange ni finish chesanu”
Sri Lanka Sports Minister congratulated Shyamala garu
Gachibowli loni Sports Authority of Telangana State swimming pool lo Shyamala garu training thiskune vaaru, 3 hours swimming practice kosam daily 17km travel chesthu parallel ga family responsibilities ni kuda chuskone vaaru.
2019 lo National Open Water Ganga River Swimming Competition lo participate chesi 13 km ni 1 hr 50 mins lo ne complete chesi thana mark ni create cheskundi.
She was initially trained and guided for the event by senior IPS officer Rajiv Trivedi, who himself set a world record way back in 2012, did the same in just 12 hours and 30 minutes to swim Palk Strait.
IPS officer Rajeev Trivedi garu and MLC Kavitha garu guide chesthu Shyamala gariki chala help chesaru, India lo permissions and paper work antha Rajeev garu chesthe Sri Lanka High Commision tho interact ayi akkada permissions anni Kavitha garu arrange chesaru..
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