Shavarsh Karapetyan

Shavarsh Karapetyan

In 1976, when Armenian finswimmer Shavarsh Karapetyan was finishing a 12-mile run, he heard a bus crash into the water. He dove down 33 feet and rescued 20 people, 1 at a time. He is an 11-time World Record holder, 17-time World Champion, 13-time European Champion, and 7-time USSR Champion. About 10 years later, he ran into a burning hospital to save more people.

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