Indian freestyle swimmer Virdhawal Khade, who is gearing up for Commonwealth Games, young swimmer state that Gold Coast event will give him a nous of his preparations for the challenging Asian Games ahead.
Arjuna Awardee Khade had become youngest Indian swimmer to qualify for Olympics in 2008 at the age of 16 and further, he had won a Bronze medal at 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games.
The 26-year-old, Khade told to leading news agency that, “I will be participating in the Commonwealth Games in 50m freestyle and butterfly. Training has been going very well for the past few months and I am keeping an eye on the medal at the Asian Games. I am sure the Commonwealth games will give me a good platform to test myself and prepare for the Asian Games.”
Marathi boy Khade, also stated that he is very positive for a podium finish at the Asian Games.
He further added to his statements that, “I am very positive about winning a medal in Jakarta. Training has been going well and it’s a matter of only a few microseconds which I am positive of shaving off in the coming months to get into the medal bracket.”
Khade recently bagged a silver medal in the 50 meters freestyle at the 49th Singapore National Age Group Swimming Championship in the senior’s category and is now managed by Square Off Sports Team.
It has been learned that the Swimming Federation of India has also selected Shrihari Nataraj and Sajjan Prakash apart from Khade to represent India at the Commonwealth Games.
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