Thursday, September 24, 2020

Happy birthday, Arati Saha: Google honours the first Asian woman to cross the English Channel with doodle

Arati Saha: Google honours India's long distance swimmer and Olympian with a doodle

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https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/magazines/panache/happy-birthday-arati-saha-google-honours-the-first-asian-woman-to-cross-the-english-channel-with-doodle/articleshow/78289092.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppstSaha's victory's began early in life; having learned to swim on the banks of the Hooghly River at the age of 4, she won her first gold medal for swimming a year later. 

 Google, on Thursday, celebrated swimmer Arati Saha's 80th birthday with a special doodle. The Olympian, born in 1940 in Calcutta, was the first Asian woman to swim across cross the English Channel.

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On 29 September 1959, the 18-year-old swam 42 miles from Cape Gris Nez in France to Sandgate, England, to achieve the feat. This remarkable victory came a month after Saha's her first attempt to cross the English Channel was unsuccessful just 5 miles away from England's coast. 


Google, in a blog post said, "her precocious skill in the water soon attracted the mentorship of one of India’s top competitive swimmers, Sachin Nag."

"A record-setting prodigy by just 11 years old, Saha became the youngest member (and one of only four women) on the first team to represent the newly independent  ..

Saha's victory's began early in life; having learned to swim on the banks of the Hooghly River at the age of 4, she won her first gold medal for swimming a year later.

Google, in a blog post said, "her precocious skill in the water soon attracted the mentorship of one of India’s top competitive swimmers, Sachin Nag."

"A record-setting prodigy by just 11 years old, Saha became the youngest member (and one of only four women) on the first team to represent the newly independent  ..

Saha's victory's began early in life; having learned to swim on the banks of the Hooghly River at the age of 4, she won her first gold medal for swimming a year later.

Google, in a blog post said, "her precocious skill in the water soon attracted the mentorship of one of India’s top competitive swimmers, Sachin Nag."

"A record-setting prodigy by just 11 years old, Saha became the youngest member (and one of only four women) on the first team to represent the newly independent  ..

Saha's victory's began early in life; having learned to swim on the banks of the Hooghly River at the age of 4, she won her first gold medal for swimming a year later.

Google, in a blog post said, "her precocious skill in the water soon attracted the mentorship of one of India’s top competitive swimmers, Sachin Nag."

"A record-setting prodigy by just 11 years old, Saha became the youngest member (and one of only four women) on the first team to represent the newly independent  ..

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