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Atish Jadhav wins Gold at World Summer Games Athens

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Specially abled child from Swimmers’ Club Belgaum and Aquarius Swim Club Belgaum Master Atish Anil Jadhav (age 19) has won laurels for his country and Belgaum by wining the Gold medal in 400 Mtrs Freestyle.

In Athens where the Special Olympics were held Atish was in Lane 3 and scored 07:39.45 to secure the first place, Costa Rica’s STELLER, Esteban was second.athens

Atish Jadhav is a mentally retarded, 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.

Atish in the center along with Umesh Kalghatgi & Prasad Tendolkar

A very enthusiastic Atish also earned the name in the field of Skating and was honoured to attended National Ice Skating Selection Camp held at Simla. He is highly encouraged by Shri Suresh Hundre, Rtn. Avinash Potdar, Mrs. Anuradha and Raghvendra Pujar, Mrs. Maneck Kapadia, Mrs. Lata Kittur and Rtn. Basavraj Vibhuti.

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.



10 thoughts on “Atish Jadhav wins Gold at World Summer Games Athens”

  1. Hi Atish,

    Hearty congratulations & you have glorified the name of Belgaum. When the article was published that you are going to participate in this event I had this gut feeling that this boy will certainly win a medal.

    To add up to your celebrations I would like to gift you a very small cheque of Rs 1001/- & the same will be handed over at Bombay Dyeing showroom C/o Uday. Me being in KSA will not be able to meet you otherwise it would have been a pleasure to see you.

  2. Uday,
    My friends and I run an NGO ( through which I plan to contribute to Atish. Would you be able to send me his address? or Can I can send the contribution to you? Then you should share your address.

  3. Congrats Atish; God bless you. Representing the country and winning gold shows the amount of effort and dedication put in by Atish and his remarkable team of tutors. Paralympics and Special Olympics do not have the media coverage of the Olympic games, as a result the achievements of the participants are not noticed as much. Which is sad; since the mental drive and hard work put in is comparable to athletes everywhere.
    Wishing him many more such achievements in his life.


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