Swimming: David Cech first Czech to swim La Manche both directions

Long-distance swimmer David Cech has become the first Czech to swim La Manche in both directions. Cech completed the swim from France to England in 19 hours 54 minutes on Sunday.

On Saturday, Yvetta Hlavacova set a new women's world record for swimming the English Channel one way. She swam the 36 km in seven hours 25 minutes. The swimmer hoped to set a record both ways but gave up after some 14 hours, with only around 12 km to go, due to exhaustion.

Author: Dita Asiedu