A French swimmer who has no arms or legs has announced his plans to swim around the world, Sky.com reported.
Philippe Croizon and his partner Arnaud Chassery plan to link the world's five continents, by swimming across the series of narrow straits that separate them.
The pair plans to leave France on May 6 for the first leg of their journey, linking Australasia and Asia by swimming from Papua New Guinea to Indonesia.
Over the summer, they will then cross the Red Sea (Asia to Africa), the Strait of Gibraltar (Africa to Europe), and the Bering Strait (Asia to America).
They plan to finish their tour by mid-August.
Having lost his limbs following an electrical accident, Croizon said he wants to prove he is still up for the challenge.
(China.org.cn May 3, 2012)