Gauri Singh, 14-year-old girl became the first girl to explore the route from Sea Link near Worli Koliwada to the Gateway of India. She completed the 36 km long distance route in 6 hours and 30 minutes.
Singh is a resident of Udaipur and a class 8th student. From her childhood, she started swimming and wanted to swim in the international channel, and therefore eyed the Arabian Sea.
Her mother Shubh talking about the swimming said, "She was practising very hard for this. She was swimming in cold water throughout the night in Udaipur to prepare for the Mumbai. She was very dedicated during the practice."
Singh went for swimming on Sunday at 11 in the morning. She reached the Gateway of India at 5:30 pm in the evening. Talking about the exciting swim, Singh said, "It was very exciting. I just loved the swim. I want to swim more and achieve more goals. I want to swim longer now."