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Post time 2019-8-18 09:54:05 |Display all floors
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A 9-year-old girl beat back attacks by jelly fish and overcame high seas to successfully swim 26.7 kilometers across the Qiongzhou Strait separating South China's Guangdong Province and Hainan Province.

Zhou Yihan is the youngest on record to swim the strait, spending 13 hours in the water.

Zhou started swimming with nine adults in the early hours of August 7 and soon ran into difficulty. She was stung more than 20 times by jelly fish, before her parents in an escort boat managed to drive them away.  Next came unexpectedly high seas that stalled her forward progress.

Her parents wanted their daughter to end her swim, but the girl told them, "I won't give up."

Zhou, who lives in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province trained for a year, swimming six days a week, her father told Pear Video.

In the last month of her training, Zhou swam four to six kilometers a day.

Zhou said she was inspired by her father who made the swim across the strait last year. (Global Times)




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Post time 2019-8-18 09:54:35 |Display all floors
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Zhou arrives at the other side of the Qiongzhou Strait after 13-hour swim. Photo: screenshot of the video posted by Pear Video

Zhou's swim finally ended at 6:45 pm after 13 hours in the water.


The Qiongzhou Strait is one of three Chinese straits. The strait is on average 30 kilometers wide.

Some 10-year-olds have also swum across the Qiongzhou Strait, including a girl who is a student at a Hainan high school.

Netizens gave the girl many thumbs up. "She is so strong-willed. I can't even swim two kilometers," one netizen wrote on Sina Weibo.


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Post time 2019-8-18 22:00:31 |Display all floors
what is the point of doing that except being famous online? It might leave some problems on the body after being soaked in sea water for so long.

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Post time 2019-8-20 13:59:49 |Display all floors
Oh my god! It's crazy. Without strong willing, she can't finished the swam.
I think this means a lot to the girl and the family
For the girl, this is really a great challenge, her coffidence will be strongger and she will hard when facing some problems
for the family,it will make some difference for the family, maybe famous and make some profit back
Actually, I'm a litthle worried about the body of the girl, she is so young,the distance is so long and  water is so cold
Any way this is really a great achievement

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Post time 2019-8-20 14:05:49 |Display all floors
JimSlip Post time: 2019-8-18 22:00
what is the point of doing that except being famous online? It might leave some problems on the body ...

It's really a hurt for the girl's body
But I think this mean a lot to the girl, she will be much more confident and stronger
When facing some problems, she can handle much more tough

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