RAUT Chetan Giridhar < Back  
Sport Para Swimming
CGA India   
Gender Men
Born 29 Oct 1993
Weight 57 kg
Human Interest
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)