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Six-year-old girls swim 1,000-metre Jialing River
By (China Daily)
Updated: 2005-03-29 10:51

Twin girl swimmers at the ripe old age of 6 in Wanzhou of Chongqing Municipality have tackled a trek across the Jialing River.

Xiong Yaxian and Xiong Yazhou conquered the river at its Shimenjiang section - where it is about a kilometre wide, the Chongqing Evening News reports.

The twins learned to swim less than a year ago because their father wanted them to keep fit and lose some weight.

They are believed to be the youngest swimmers in the city to have beaten the Jialing.


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