Jiya Rai is a young prodigy and autistic girl swimmer from Mumbai. She sets a new record of swimming across the Palk strait covering a distance of Thalaimannar to Arichalmunai’s Dhanushkodi in 13 hours. She is the daughter of Madan Rai, an Indian Navy officer. This 13-year-old girl studies at Navy Children School. Jiya Rai received the Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar award for her excellence in swimming which is also the highest honor for a citizen under 18 years. She dedicated her record-breaking victory to raising autism awareness.
On February 17, 2021, Jiya the 8th-grade student swam 36 km in 8 hours and 40 minutes. She is the world record holder of open water swimming. She started her swimming from the Bandra-Worli Sea link at 3:50 am and completed it at Gateway of India at 12:30 pm. This event was conducted under the observation of the swimming association of Maharastra. Jiya Rai had earlier swam from Elephanta Island to Gateway of India, a distance of 14 km in 3 hrs and 27 minutes on February 15, 2020, and the world record holder of the youngest girl with ASD to swim 14 km in open waters.
|Real Name||Jiya Rai|
|Profession||Student and Swimmer|
|Date of Birth||2009|
|Age||13 (as of 2022)|
|Zodiac sign||Yet to be updated|
|Family||Father: Madan Rai|
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|Educational Qualification||8th Grade|
|School||Navy Children School, Mumbai|
|Hobbies||Swimming, Reading Books|
|Birth Place||Mumbai, India|
|Current City||Mumbai, India|
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- Jiya herself is known case of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
- Jiya Rai swam from Sri Lanks’s Thalaimannar to Arichalmunai’s Dhanushkodi in 13 hours which breaks the previous record of Bhula Chowdhary who has completed 13 hrs 52 minutes.
- She received by a large gathering at Indian shore led by DGP C Sylendra Babu.
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