Another Malaysian has successfully swum the English Channel. He is Estino Taniyu who hails from Sabah, East Malaysia.
His successful completion of a solo challenge across the 33.6km English Channel was done without his mother in Semporna knowing anything of his feat but naturally, she was happy when told of the good news.
There aren't that many Malaysians who have accomplished this feat of swimming solo across the English Channel.
Estino made history as the third Malaysian to have done it at 10.20pm Malaysian time on Friday clocking a timing of 13 hours 45 minutes to complete his endeavour.
The first Malaysian to complete the feat is Datuk Abdul Malik Mydin in 17 hours and 35 minutes in 2003, followed by Lennard Lee in 2004. He finished it in nine hours and 45 minutes.
According to Bernama, the Malaysian Royal Navy personnel reached Sandy Beach, Calais in France, after taking off from Dover Beach in Britain at 8.41am (Malaysian time).
Meanwhile, a relay team of six swimmers, also from the Malaysian navy, completed their challenge of swimming across the English Channel at 4pm on Thursday in 14 hours and 30 minutes.
The team comprised Mohd Roslan Mohd Zawawi, Mohd Khairul Faizal Mazli, Mohd Salleh Mahmor, Buranurdin Sali, Sharizal Omar and Mohd Zulfadhli Mahamad.
Syabas to all!
Source: Malaysians rejoice as Estino conquers English Channel — but his mum knew nothing of it
Update: Channel swimmers get hero's welcome home
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