Asian medalist Raghavendra Anavekar and Swimming Coach Mr. Umesh Kalghatgi have been selected to be part of the Indian Team for Danish Open Swimming Competition for the disabled.
The competition is being organized by Danish Sports Organization for Disabled at Esbjerg, Denmark from 9th to 11th March 2012.
Mr. Raghvendra will be participating in 4 events. Mr. Umesh Kalghatgi is selected as a Coach of Indian Team along with Mr. R.S. Rajeev.
The Indian Team consists of three other swimmers Prashant Karmakar and Sharath Gaikwad both are physically handicapped whereas Kanchanmala Pande is a blind.
Raghvendra is a member of Swimmers Club Belgaum and Aquarius Swim Club Belgaum and practicing at Rotary Corporation Sports Academy’s Swimming Pool. So far he has won 24 International Medals apart from many medals at the Nationals. He is supported by LEAD (The Society for the Development of Disabled, Underprivileged, Youth, Children), Belgaum and Purple Nest NGO from Bangalore. He was also the first recipient of the Belgaumite of the year award.
All the best Raghvendra and Umesh Kalghatgi.