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Chetan Giridhar Raut

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Classification
S10, SB9, SM10

Further personal information

Residence
Amravati, IND
Languages
English, Hindi
Higher education
Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University: Amravati, IND

Sport specific information

Why this sport?
He was encouraged to begin swimming by a teacher after finding it difficult to compete with able-bodied children in other sports.
Name of coach
Rohan More [personal], IND, from 2017

General interest

Sporting philosophy / motto
"Don't give up. The beginning is always the hardest." [Nelson Mandela] (Facebook profile, 24 Nov 2019)
Awards and honours
He was presented with a Shiv Chhatrapati State Sports Award for 2017/18. (maharashtratoday.co.in, 13 Feb 2019)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Facebook profile, 18 Nov 2019)
Other information
CHANNEL SWIMMING
In June 2018 he was part of an Indian Para swimming relay team that successfully swam the English Channel between England and France. He dedicated the achievement to his father who had died two years previously. In August 2019 the team also successfully swam the Catalina Channel between Catalina Island and mainland California in the United States of America. (nagpurinfo.in, 26 Jun 2018; Facebook profile, 20 Aug 2019)