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Leah Chowdhry gets Woman of the Year honour at London Asian Business Awards for English Channel swim

Leah Chowdhry, one of the first young British Asian women to swim the English Channel, has been conferred the Woman of the Year award the London Asian Business Awards. She was honoured, along with other achievers from different fields, at the 2nd London Asian Business Awards ceremony held in the UK capital on October 29.

Indian-origin Leah Chowdhry completed the gruelling 30-mile English Channel swim in 13 degrees water in just under 15 hours on July 4th, 2018, becoming the one of the first, recorded, young British Asian women to achieve the feat. The 25-year-old’s aim was to raise funds for a project run by The British Asian Trust, and she managed to raise over £50,000 with help from family and friends.

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