London, July 27: The living goddesses of India, the great women from the country have been making us proud in various fields. Adding to the long list, a young girl of Bengal, Sayani Das has crossed the English Channel successfully. For the swimmers across the world, it is a dream to cross the English Channel. Sayani has achieved this dream in her twenties only.
Sayani belongs to a small town girl of Bengal named Kalna. The undergraduate history student started her swimming career at an early age. Her father who is a primary school teacher used to give her Swimming lessons. She won many awards in national and state level but the dream of touching the impossible grew in her mind last year. But being from a middle-class family it was not possible to afford such a huge amount of money. In such situation, local clubs came forward to help Sayani.
The journey of the girl:
Sayani properly utilized the help from her well-wishers. In a 14 hour struggle, she touched her dream. On 8
Sayani properly utilized the help from her well-wishers. In a 14 hour struggle, she touched her dream. On 8th July she reached London to start their journey. Then from 9th July, she started practicing in Dover channel to get accommodated to the weather. She planned to start her swimming in the channel from 12th July. But due to adverse weather, she had to change her plan. Channel swimming Association then came forward to help her. On Tuesday Ssayani finally, could start her race around 1Ppm. On her first effort, Sayani was able to cross the channel. This is a rare achievement.
"Jellyfish was touching the body. It seemed to be biting many woodpeckers together, " Sayani told. She was not able to eat anything due to very low temperature. High tides were pushing her constantly back. At the end, she pushed the tides back and made her dream true.