Swimming Federation of India
INDIAN HEROS
PERSONAL PROFILE
Name : VIRDHAWAL KHADE
Date of Birth : 29th August 1991
Height : 6ft. 3in.
Weight : 85 kgs
Educational qualifications : Currently doing his 11th std. from New Model Junior College, Kolhapur
Training base (India) : K. C. Reddy Swim Center, Bangalore
Coach(es) : Nihar Ameen
Hometown : Kolhapur, Maharashtra
Hobbies : Playing computer games especially Counter Strike, watching movies.

INTRODUCTION

This tall and lean Olympian from Kolhapur has been setting the pool ablaze around the world. At 17, he holds multiple National records and recently became the youngest swimmer to represent India at the Olympic Games. Currently he is among the fastest in Asia and is soon catching the rest of the world. Go Veer Go!!!!

Achievements
Won four golds and one silver medal at the Asian Age Groups Swimming Championships, creating four Meet Records and three National records.

Won three gold and three silver medals at the Commonwealth Youth Games 2008, creating four new National records and three Games records.

First Indian swimmer to compete in three events at an Olympic Games. Virdhawal swam in the 50, 100 and 200m Freestyle at the Beijing Olympic Games.

National record holder in five events - 50, 100, 200 and 400m Freestyle and 50m Butterfly.

Among the fastest swimmers in the world in his age group.

Arguably the fastest swimmer in Asia.

First Indian swimmer to break into the top 100 in the 2008 FINA World rankings. Best world rank of 57 in the 50m Butterfly.

Best Times:
 50m Freestyle: 22.55sec
 100m Freestyle: 49.47sec
 200m Freestyle: 1min 49.86sec
 400m Freestyle: 4min 01.87sec
 50m Butterfly: 24.17sec
 100m Butterfly: 52.77sec
Achievements as of Today:
Record Event Time Meet, Location, Month and Year
Asian Age Group Championships Record 50m Freestyle 22.55sec Asian Age Groups Swimming Championships, Tokyo, August 2009
Asian Age Group Championships Record 100m Freestyle 49.66sec Asian Age Groups Swimming Championships, Tokyo, August 2009
Asian Age Group Championships Record 200m Freestyle 1min 50.14sec Asian Age Groups Swimming Championships, Tokyo, August 2009
Asian Age Group Championships Record 100m Butterfly 52.77sec Asian Age Groups Swimming Championships, Tokyo, August 2009
Commonwealth Youth Games Record 50m Butterfly 24.25sec 3rd Commonwealth Youth Games, Pune, October 2008
Commonwealth Youth Games Record 100m Freestyle 49.47sec 3rd Commonwealth Youth Games, Pune, October 2008
Commonwealth Youth Games Record 50m Freestyle 22.68sec 3rd Commonwealth Youth Games, Pune, October 2008
Singapore National Championships Meet Record 50m Freestyle 23.38sec 4th Singapore National Swimming Championships, Singapore, June 2008
Malaysia Open 50m Freestyle 23.03sec 51st MILO/PRAM Malaysia Invitation Open, Kuala Lumpur, May 2008
Malaysia Open 100m Freestyle 50.66sec 51st MILO/PRAM Malaysia Invitation Open, Kuala Lumpur, May 2008
Malaysia Open 50m Butterfly 24.91sec 51st MILO/PRAM Malaysia Invitation Open, Kuala Lumpur, May 2008
SAF Games 100m Freestyle 52.71sec 10th SAF Games, Colombo (Sri Lanka), 
August 2006
SAF Games 200m Freestyle 1min 59.07sec 10th SAF Games, Colombo (Sri Lanka), 
August 2006
SAF Games 50m Butterfly 25.97sec 10th SAF Games, Colombo (Sri Lanka), August 2006
National 50m Freestyle 22.55sec Asian Age Groups Swimming Championships, Tokyo, August 2009
National 100m Freestyle 49.47sec 3rd Commonwealth Youth Games, Pune, October 2008
National 200m Freestyle 1min 49.86sec 3rd Commonwealth Youth Games, Pune, October 2008
National 400m Freestyle 4min 01.87sec 51st MILO/PRAM Malaysia Invitation Open, Kuala Lumpur, May 2008
National 50m Butterfly 24.17sec Asian Age Groups Swimming Championships, Tokyo, August 2009
National 100m Butterfly 52.77sec Asian Age Groups Swimming Championships, Tokyo, August 2009
National Games 50m Freestyle 23.92sec 33rd National Games, Guwahati, February 2007
National Games 100m Freestyle 52.80sec 33rd National Games, Guwahati, February 2007
National Games 200m Freestyle 1min 54.18sec 33rd National Games, Guwahati, February 2007
National Games 400m Freestyle 4min 07.17sec 33rd National Games, Guwahati, February 2007
National Games 50m Butterfly 26.03sec 33rd National Games, Guwahati, February 2007
Junior National 15-17yrs 50m Freestyle 23.49sec Junior Nationals Swimming Championships, Amritsar, September 2008
Junior National 15-17yrs 100m Freestyle 51.41sec Junior Nationals Swimming Championships, Amritsar, September 2008
Junior National 15-17yrs 200m Freestyle 1min 58.12sec Junior Nationals Swimming Championships, Amritsar, September 2008
Junior National 15-17yrs 400m Freestyle 4min 10.06sec Junior National Championship, Bhopal, July 2007
Junior National 15-17yrs 50m Butterfly 26.27sec Junior Nationals Swimming Championships, Amritsar, September 2008
Junior National 15-17yrs 100m Butterfly 55.96sec Junior Nationals Swimming Championships, Amritsar, September 2008

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