Sheetal: First woman in free-fall para-jump over South Pole

Sheetal Mahajan doesn’t just break world records — she breaks them at first try, virtually untrained.

On December 15, the 24-year-old daughter of a Tata Motors factory worker in Pune became the world’s first woman to do a free-fall para-jump over the South Pole.

All she needed for the 12,000-foot plunge from an aeroplane, in minus 38 degrees, was three to four days’ training with the Navy.

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