Gopal Kharvi attempts Guinness World Records - Swimming World Records 2012

Gopal Kharvi attempts Guinness World Records - Swimming World Records 2012

Gopal Kharvi plans to swim from St. Mary’s Island to the Malpe beach on Sunday with his hands chained behind his back and legs tied.

President of Rotary Club, Saligrama, Chandrashekhar Mendon told presspersons here on Friday that Mr. Kharvi was aiming for an entry in the Limca Book of Records.

Ace swimmer Gopal Kharvi successfully attempted at recording his name in the Guinness Book of World Records by swimming both his hands and legs handcuffed from St Mary's Island to Malpe beach in Udupi on Sunday.

A native of Kundapur, Kharvi covered a distance of nine kilometers. Guinness representative Siddaraju from Bangalore and Udupi circle inspector Girish handcuffed Gopal Kharvi at St Mary's Island at 7.40 am. He reached Malpe beach at 10.25 am, covering the distance in 2.45 hours. Whether or not Kharvi has entered the records will be known in three months.

Kharvi, a fisherman by profession, is the son of Nagesh Kharvi and Radha Kharvi. A native of Kodi Kanyana of Udupi district is a recipient of Karnataka Rajyotsava Award.

The swimmer has entered Limca Book of World Records for the year 2011 for his feat in swimming 15 kms distance from St Marys Island to Malpe shore on December 20, 2009 in 3.26 hours. Kharvi had covered the distance with his hands tied behind and his legs chained.

On this occasion, Guru Jyothi Club and Yashpal Suvarna presented a cash award of Rs 10,000 and Rs 5,000 respectively to the swimmer.
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