Pune-based swimmer Rohan More has become the first Asian as well as the first Indian to swim across the Ocean Seven. Rohan has even created history as he is the youngest person in the world to complete Ocean Seven challenge.
Well, Ocean Seven consists of seven long-distance open-water swims. It is considered the marathon swimming equivalent of the Seven Summits mountaineering challenge, which involves scaling the highest mountains on each of the seven continents.
Ocean’s Seven includes the North Channel, the Cook Strait, the Molokai Channel, the English Channel, the Catalina Channel, the Tsugaru Strait and the Strait of Gibraltar. Only 9 people in the world have been able to complete this herculean marathon task and the 9th person to do so is Rohan More which has made everyone so proud. More completed the last leg of the task by swimming across the Cook Strait in 8 hours and 37 minutes and raising the Tricolour.
Rohan completed his first marathon swim when he was 11. He completed the Triple Crown almost twenty years later, in less than 11 months and continues to set and accomplish marathon goals.
“I really feel very proud and emotional about this feat because after swimming this challenge I became the first Indian ever in the history to complete this challenge and only 9th person in the world who has swam all the seven challenges in the Ocean Seven,” More said. The swimmer also thanked his family members and friends for their support which helped him gain this achievement.
Rohan More has also been awarded with the National Adventure Award which was presented by President Ram Nath Kovind in 2017.
In 2017, Rohan More was even named as the World’s 50 most adventurous open water men by the World Open Water Swimming Association.
But for Rohan More pinnacle of success is yet to come as he now completely focuses on 2020 Olympics which will be held in Tokyo.
Rohan More has truly made all of us so proud and we wish him good luck for next year’s Olympics game.