In a stunning display of prowess and determination, Mr. Shridhar Malagi, hailing from Belagavi’s Majgaon, has emerged as a shining star at the World Ability Sports Games 2023 held in Thailand from December 4 to December 8.
Mr. Malagi’s exceptional skills in swimming have garnered him a remarkable collection of medals:
|100m Free Style
|400m Free Style
|200m Individual Medley
|50m Free Style
This outstanding performance culminates in a total of 3 Gold , 6 Silver , and 1 Bronze , showcasing Mr. Malagi’s versatility and excellence across multiple swimming disciplines.
Belagavi extends its hearty congratulations to Mr. Shridhar Malagi for his exceptional achievements, bringing pride and glory to the local community. As the competition continues, the city stands united in wishing him continued success in the remaining events.
Mr. Malagi’s triumphant performance not only secures his place among the elite athletes of the World Ability Sport Game 2023 but also reinforces Belagavi’s reputation as a nurturing ground for extraordinary talents. The entire community eagerly awaits further celebrations and accolades for this remarkable athlete.
Shridhar has amassed an impressive collection of accolades, with 19 international and 41 national medals to his name, including an extraordinary 36 gold, 11 silver, and 4 bronze. He has excelled in butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, and freestyle swimming disciplines.
Swimming Guru Umesh Kalghatgi recognized the potential in Shridhar and extended an invitation to swim. With a resounding “yes” from Shridhar, a new chapter began. Supported by his parents, who initially worried about affording the training, Shridhar’s journey into the world of competitive swimming commenced in 2012 under the tutelage of Umesh Kalghatgi.
Currently training at the ZEE SWIM ACADEMY in Bengaluru and the Suvarna JNMC Swimming Pool (Olympic Size) in Belagavi, Shridhar dedicates three hours each morning and evening under the guidance of his coaches Umesh Kalghatagi Sir and Sharath M Gayakwad,(Olympian and Arjuna awardee). The Go Sports Foundation has also recognized Shridhar’s exceptional talent, providing crucial support.