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Asian Cup Gold winner Shakil Ahmed sets world record in Indoor Rowing

A FISA level one coach, Shakil began his record-setting indoor rowing feat in Salt Lake stadium complex at 8 am on Sunday

Shakil Ahmed Indoor Rowing

Kolkata: Asian Cup gold medallist Shakil Ahmed has added one more feather to his cap when he set up a world record in indoor rowing by completing 1,00,000 (one lakh) metres in above-40 years category here Sunday.

A FISA level one coach, Shakil began his record-setting indoor rowing feat in Salt Lake stadium complex at 8 am on Sunday morning and achieved the milestone of covering 1,00,000 metres of simulated distance in 10 hours. The event was displayed online throughout the world during the entire period.

Secretary of West Bengal Rowing Association (WBRA) Souvik Ghosh and committee member Aniruddha Mukherjee said they would now certify the feat to the authorities of Limca Book of Records for entering the achievement in their record book, according to PTI.

Shakeel Ahmed also has the record of completing 50,000 metres of simulated rowing in four hours and 13 minutes which is already in the Limca Record Book.

Rowing Federation of India General Secretary Girish Phadnis congratulated Shakil for the unique feat and said, “It is indeed a big achievement”.

An indoor rower, or rowing machine, is a machine used to simulate the action of watercraft rowing for the purpose of exercise or training for rowing. Indoor rowing has become established as a sport in its own right. Shakil Ahmed started rowing in 1993 and is an Asian Cup Gold Medallist in 8+ (Eights) held in Singapore.

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