Hailing from a small village of Garlgunji in Khanpur Taluka Vishwambhar Laxman Kolekar has proved his mettle by winning 2 gold and 1 Silver Medal at the USIC (International Railway Sports Association) championship in Athletics, Trutnov, the Czech Republic.
He earned India a gold medal in the 1500 mtrs running and also won a gold medal in the 400m x 4 relay.
He also finished second in the 800m race and earned the nation a silver medal.
He holds the record for 3 medals at the same time in the world athletics competition.
Kolekar is receiving guidance from coach Ayyappa Muralitharan and sports teacher Laxman Kolekar.