Atish Jadhav the specially abled child who had won Gold medal in 400 Mtrs Freestyle swimming at the Special Olympics held at Athens got a heroic welcome today.
A rally was taken out in which Skaters along with parents and well wishers gathered to wish Atish great success in his life. The rally began at 5pm from Chenamma circle and ended at Rotary Swimming pool.
Atish Jadhav is a mentally challenged, son of Shri Anil and Anuradha Jadhav stays in Math Galli, Hosur, Belgaum. He is studying in Bodhini the School for the slow learners run by Gomatesh Vidyapith, Belgaum and supported by LEAD – The society for the Development of Disabled & Underprivileged.
He joined swimming in the year 2004 during a Swimming Coaching Camp conducted by Swimmers Club Belgaum and Aquarius Swim Club Belgaum for the Disabled & Underprivileged. Till now he has participated in the five National Swimming Championships for Disabled and won total of 11 National Medals comprising of 6 Gold, 2 Silver and 3 Bronze Medals.
He is vigorously practicing at the Rotary Corporation Sports Academy’s Swimming Pool under the watchful eyes of Swimming Coaches Shri Umesh Kalghatgi, Shri Sudhir Kusane, Shri Prasad Tendolkar and Shri Anandeshwar Patil.