Ukrainian Paralympic Shows His Sea Legs, Swims Across English Channel

In 18 hours, Ivanenko, who uses a wheelchair, swam 62 kilometers

Ukrainian Paralympic athlete Oleh Ivanenko swam across the English Channel and set a world record.

“In 18 hours of ongoing swimming, I covered 62 kilometers. And this is almost twice as much as expected if we sailed a straight course,” he wrote

Ivanenko said he had to tack back and forth due to strong winds and current.

Ivanenko has also crossed the Bosphorus, which is 30 kilometers long.

The Paralympic was injured in his youth and now uses a wheelchair to get around, at least, when he’s on land.

Source UATV
date 03.08.2019
categories Ukrainians in the world
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