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Google Doodle Celebrates 80th Birth Anniversary of Swimmer Arati Saha

She won 22 state-level titles under the guidance of Sachin Nag between 1945 to 1951.

Google is paying tributes to Arati Saha, a legendary long distance Indian Olympian swimmer with a doodle that depicts her achievement of becoming the first Asian woman to swim cross the English Channel. Today would have been her 80th birthday.

Born in Kolkata (then Calcutta) on September 24, 1940, Arati was a swimming prodigy winning her first gold medal aged just five having learned the sport on the banks of Hooghly river.

She won 22 state-level titles under the guidance of Sachin Nag between 1945 and 1951.

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