AR Rahman tweeted in support of decorated open-water swimmer Bhakti Sharma, who hopes to put India in the spotlight at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games! Rahman shows his belief in the concept of crowdfunding and appeals to India to raise funds for her training on Fueladream.
Bhakti Sharma holds a number of world records in long distance swimming. In Jan 2015, she set a world record by swimming 2.28 kilometres in 41.14 minutes in 1 C temperature. This was in the Antarctic Ocean.
Long distance swimming, also called open water swimming, has now become an Olympic event. This event involves swimming 10kms and she is training herself to represent India at the 2020 Olympic games in Tokyo, Japan. The crowdfunding campaign on Fueladream is to raise funds for her annual training expenses for 2016.
To view the campaign and support Bhakti, visit: https://www.fueladream.com/home/campaign/248