Kolkata, Jan 14 : Asian Cup gold medalist and noted oarsman Shakil Ahmed added one more feather in his cap when he set up a world record by completing 100,000 (one lakh) metres of indoor rowing in the 40-years-and-above category here.
FISA level one coach, Shakil, who has twenty six international medals during his rowing career so far, began his record setting indoor rowing feat in Salt Lake stadium complex at 8 a.m on Sunday morning.
He achieved the rare feat of covering 100,000 metre of simulated distance after ten hours in presence of Secretary of West Bengal Rowing Association (WBRA) Secretary Souvik Ghosh and another WBRA committee member Aniruddha Mukherjee.
The event was broadcast online throughout the world during the entire period. Ghosh and Mukherjee said that they would now certify the feat to the authorities of Limca Book of Records.
Shakeel also has the record of completing 50,000 (fifty thousand) metres of simulated rowing in four hours and 13 minutes which is already in the Limca Book of Record.
Rowing Federation of IndiaA General Secretary Girish Phadnis congratulated Shakil forA the unique feat and said ace it is indeed a big achievement.(IANS)