Well known Physically Challenged swimmer of Belagavi Ms Simran Vivek Gaundalkar ( 15 years ) won 1 gold and 2 silver medals at the World Dwarf Games – 2017 held at Ontario, Canada from 4th-12th August 2017.
Ms Simran participated in 25M, 50M Free Style, 50M Back Stroke and 50M Butter Fly events.
Ms Simran joined swimming in the year 2009 and so far won 8 Gold and 1 Silver medals from the National Swimming Competitions. She was also awarded with Best Athlete in female category at the recently concluded National Swimming Championship for Disabled.
Simran a member of Swimmers Club Belgaum and Aquarius Swim Club Belgaum, studying in 10th standard in Divine Providence High School. She does her swimming practice both the session at Suvarna JNMC Olympic Size Swimming Pool and Rotary Corporation Sports Academys Swimming pool under the able guidance swim coaches Mr Umesh Kalghatgi, Mr Sudhir Kusane, Mr Prasad Tendolkar, Mr Govardhan Kakatkar and Mr Sai Jadhav.