56-year-old woman swims to record book

By Tian Xuefei and Zhou Huiying in Harbin | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2018-07-11 11:07
Yang Pinghua finishes the 57.7-kilometer trip in 24.5 hours. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

Starting from Haikou, Hainan province, in the early morning of Saturday, she swam for nearly 10 hours to reach the turning point in Xuwen county, Guangdong province, and returned to Haikou in the evening of Sunday.

Due to strong winds and currents she was unable to reach accompanying vessels for food supply.

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