With series of Medals, Arjuna Award and Olympic qualifier, this Indian swimmer is riding big waves – The Story of Virdhawal Khade

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Virdhawal Khade
With series of Medals, Arjuna Award and Olympic qualifier, this Indian swimmer is riding big waves – The Story of Virdhawal Khade

Virdhawal Khade, the YOUNGEST Indian Swimmer to qualify for Beijing 2008 Olympics completely depends on hard work and dedication for creating new success stories each time. He is a clear example of discipline and focus with his immense care from the food he eats to the tournaments where he represents India. This young Indian is an inspiration to many who are at times clueless on which profession to take up for a steady progress trend.

Quick Facts

Known As Virdhawal Khade
Father"s Name Vikram Khade
Mother"s Name Sunita Khade
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Birthday 29th Aug 1991
Achievements
  • Arjuna Award, 2011
  • Represented India at the World Championships in 2007 Melbourne, 2009 Rome, 2011 Shanghai, 2013 Barcelona, 2015 Kazan
  • Won Bronze medal at  Asian Games for 50m Butterfly event, 2010
  • Youngest Indian swimmer to qualify for an Olympics (Beijing 2008)
  • 3 Golds, 2 Silver and a Bronze at the Commonwealth Youth games 2008 Pune
  • National Record holder in the 50m, 100m, 200m Freestyle events and in the 50m and 100m butterfly
  • Over 200 medals at the National Level since 2001
Place / From Kolhapur, Maharashtra
Quote for Life You are what you eat

Beyond Swimming

Favorite Personalities Cristiano Ronaldo
Food I Love All food in moderation
Food I Hate None 
Had I not been a Swimmer then... I"d have probably done something good in academics, Being an IAS officer was my childhood dream
Like Vacations at Anywhere I can Scuba dive or go for a Jungle Safari
Favorite Pass time PS4 or watching football or watching a movie
Favorite Dialogue “It"s not about how hard you hit, it"s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. That"s how winning happens…”
Favorite Movies / Series Difficult! I tend to watch all movies in theatres, hence the favorites keep changing
Favorite Actor / Actress Shahrukh Khan