Are we blind not to see this Talent?

Kanchanmala Pande
Are we blind not to see this Talent?

An international level female swimmer, Kanchanmala Pande, is someone whom the entire nation is definitely proud of. Eyesight is not really important once you have the VISION!! In spite of being a blind swimmer, Kanchanmala has competed with several sighted swimmers and has won various times. Apart from being a participant in numerous tournaments, she holds a Limca record in sea swimming.

Quick Facts

Known As Kanchanmala Pande
Father’s Name Mr. Dyaneshwar Pande
Mother’s Name Mrs. Hira Pande
imd1 for Swimming, Sport
Birthday 31-12-1990
  • Won Silver Medal at Para-Swimming Championship at Germany– 2017
  • Qualified for ICC World Para Swimming Championship – 2017 on 30-9-2017 in Mexico
  • Fourth position para-Asian Games at China – 2010
  • Sixth position in Australian championship being the ONLY Blind swimmer – 2006
  • Won gold and silver in FESPIC Games at Malaysia – 2006
  • Won gold and silver medal in IBM at Berlin - 2008
  • Won 4 gold and 1 silver medal in Danish open held in Denmark - 2012
  • Participated in Ibsa world games in 2012 and 2015
  • Participated in ICC world championship in 2015
Place from Nagpur, Maharashtra
Quote for Life Swimming pool is like a battlefield. Struggle is the way to face life

Team imd1 had the privilege to speak to Kanchanmala. Her story has an essence of how hard work and persistence can help one overcome disability. She left no stone unturned by proving her potential at every opportunity she came across. She is an inspiration to millions of visually impaired as well as people lacking vision. Read to know about her journey in depth...

Beyond Swimming

Favorite Personalities Ian Thorpe
Inspirations Ian Thorpe
Food I love Chicken
Food I hate Potatoes
Had I not been into Swimming then I"d have been a Basketball player
Like Vacations at Switzerland
Favorite Pass time Reading books
Favorite author Paulo Coelho
Favorite Movies/Series Chak de India, Madhumati
Favorite Actor/Actress Aamir Khan, Kajol