Jiya Rai (Swimmer) Biography, Age, Wiki, Family, Photos

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.

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.

Jiya Rai Biography

NameJiya Rai
ProfessionStudent and Swimmer
Date of Birth2009
Age13 (as of 2022)
Zodiac signYet to be updated
FamilyFather: Madan Rai
Mother: Yet to be updated
Marital StatusUnmarried
Educational Qualification8th Grade
SchoolNavy Children School, Mumbai
HobbiesSwimming, Reading Books
Birth PlaceMumbai, India
HometownMumbai, India
Current CityMumbai, India

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