- NET Web Desk
Swimmer Elvis Ali Hazarika has set another milestone by becoming the first Assamese to successfully cross Dharamtar Jetty to Gateway of India course, Mumbai on Tuesday.
According to reports, Elvis commenced the swim at 1 AM of November 23, which culminated at 11 AM. The total length of this route of Arabian Sea is around 38 kilometers.
Elvis earlier highlighted that concerned event was part of his preparation for the proposed North Channel Swimming which he will attempt next year.
Its worthy to note that Hazarika has clinched as many as 68 national and 6 international gold medals.
At the age of 9, Elvis represented the nation in the Asia Pacific Swimming Championship in the year 1991. He also represented India in South Asian Federation Games in 1995 and 1999 and the World Police Games in 2009.
He has also represented the country in the All-India-Pacific National Aquatic Games, Sub-Junior, Junior and Senior Aquatic National Championship and National Games.
Meanwhile, the ace swimmer was also adjudged as the first swimmer from Northeast India who crossed the Catalina Channel in the United States.