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CN Janaki Swimmer Biography

neha753  Join Date:07 December 2012 | Delhi | India
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07 Feb 2013 01:47 PM
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CN Janaki was the first ever disabled person who swam the English Channel in 1992 in a relay team; she was afflicted with the disease of polio when she was only 2 years old. She suffered from polio on both her legs. She with her might and grit proved to the world that you do not need to have legs to swim. Though she suffered from polio on both her legs, she successfully swam the English Channel and made her relay team proud. She is famously known for this feat, which was previously believed to be impossible, she is an inspiration for many today.

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Re: CN Janaki Swimmer Biography

Juhee  Join Date:28 November 2012 | Dehra Dun | India
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18 Jul 2013 09:40 AM
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CN Janaki was a severly disabled person who became the first disabled person to swim across the English channel. You can read more about this courageous lady on http://books.google.co.in/books?id=1uCmwfTR2r0Cpg=SA7-PA265lpg=SA7-PA265dq=CN+Janaki+swimmersource=blots=Xl7PfeCZa7sig=E_edRQj2TkzLDlVRaaYEX88ufnghl=ensa=Xei=La3gUbWPNKSwiAeejIHoDgved=0CEAQ6AEwBg#v=onepageq=CN%20Janaki%20swimmerf=false, http://www.ask.com/question/history-of-english-channel-swimmers, http://www.ask.com/question/who-was-the-cn-janaki-the-english-channel-swimmer, http://www.ask.com/question/first-english-channel-swimmer, http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Who_was_the_CN_Janaki_the_English_Channel_Swimmer. CN Janaki was the epitome of courage who through her determination and sheer grit achieved her dreams in the face of challenges. In July 1992, CN Janaki who can swim only with the upper portion of her body crossed the English Channel. The lower half of her body is completely paralysed and hence she can use only the upper half of her body to swim. She learnt swimming at quite a later part of her life at the age of 30. She converted this hobby into a passion and took part in various competitions within the country. She has also been part of competitions in foreign countries. She amazed all spectators with her courage and determination when she participated in a relay swimming race along with five other members. The chilling waters of the English Channel presented all kinds of hardships but CN Janaki never gave in. Although she wanted to swim solo across the Channel, she had to remain content with the relay swim. Dont you think this is amazing?


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