Specially abled swimmers excel at XIIth National Paralympics Swimming Championship


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Eight specially abled swimmers of the Swimmers Club Belgaum and Aquarius Swim Club Belgaum participated at XIIth National Paralympics Swimming Championships and have shown striking performance. The team consisted of Raghvendra Anavekar (Captain), Rajesh Shinde, Jotiba Kundekar, Moin Junedi, Amol Kamble, Manjunath Dandai and Manjunath Holi. They have brought all together 2 Individual Championships, 10 Gold Medals, 4 Silver Medals, 9 Bronze Medals. The said championship was conducted from 6th to 9th December 2012 by Tamilnadu Swimming Association at Velachari Swimming Pool, Chennai. More than 400 Swimmers from all states of India participated in this championship.

Standing from right Amol Kamble, Rajesh Shinde, Manjunath Dandai, Jotiba Kundekar, Manjunath Huli, Shridhar Malagi,Sitting from right Moin Junnedi Shri Umesh Kalghatgi swim coach, Raghvendra Anavekar.
Standing from right Amol Kamble, Rajesh Shinde, Manjunath Dandai, Jotiba Kundekar, Manjunath Huli, Shridhar Malagi,
Sitting from right Moin Junnedi Shri Umesh Kalghatgi swim coach, Raghvendra Anavekar.

Raghvendra Anavekar– Group : Senior

50 mtrs. Breast Stroke ­ – Gold Medal

50 mtrs. Butterfly – Gold Medal

4*50 mtrs. Free Style Relay – Gold Medal

50 mtrs. Free Style – Silver Medal

50 mtrs. Back Stroke – Silver Medal

Water Polo – Bronze Medal

Won Individual Championship in his category

Sridhar Malagi – Group : Sub Junior

50 mtrs. Free Style – Gold Medal

50 mtrs. Back Stroke – Gold Medal

50 mtrs. Breast Stroke ­ – Silver Medal

Water Polo – Bronze Medal

Won Individual Championship in his category

Moin Junnedi Group : Sub Junior

50 mtrs. Free Style – Gold Medal

50 mtrs. Back Stroke – Gold Medal

 Amol Kamble – Group : Sub Junior

50 mtrs. Free Style – Gold Medal

50 mtrs. Back Stroke – Bronze Medal

50 mtrs. Breast Stroke ­ – Bronze Medal

Water Polo – Bronze Medal

Jotiba Kudekar – Group : Senior

50 mtrs. Breast Stroke ­- Gold Medal

100 mtrs. Butterfly – Silver Medal

Water Polo – Bronze Medal

Rajesh Shinde–  Group : Senior

4*50 mtrs. Free Style Relay – Gold Medal

Water Polo – Bronze Medal

Manjunath Dandai – Group : Senior

Water Polo – Bronze Medal

Manjunath Holi – Group : Senior

Water Polo – Bronze Medal

These special children were sponsored by Belgaum Sports Club and are practicing at Rotary Corporation Sports Academy’s Swimming Pool, Goaves. Belgaum and are trained by, Mr. Umesh Kalaghatgi, Mr.Sudhir Kusane, Mr. Prasad Tendolkar, Mr. S. R.Sinda Mr. Ajinkya Mendke, Mr. Akshay Sheregar, Guruprasad Tangankar and Mr.Kallapa Patil. All are getting support and help over the years from Shri Suresh Hundre, Shri Avinash Potdar, Shri Basavraj Vibhuti and Shri Hareram Kadrolkar.

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  1. Mentor like Shri Umesh Kalghatgi can really boost up these boys to make Belguam proud…congrats to all the boys and great regards to Shri Umesh Kalghatgi Sir

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