Para Swimmer Kanchanmala Pande Represents India at the World Para Swimming Championship, Mexico

26-year-old, Para swimmer Kanchanmala Pande from Amravati competes at the World Para-Swimming Championship from 2nd to 8th December in Mexico

The visually impaired swimmer takes part under the S-11 category and will be participating in the 100m Freestyle, 100m Backstroke, 100m Breaststroke and 200m Individual Medley.

Kanchanmala is the only national swimmer who has qualified in the women's category.

Her achievements

  • In the 17th National Para Swimming Championship held at Udaipur she clinched three gold medals in 100m Breaststroke, 200m Individual Medley and 100m Backstroke.
  • She showed excellent performance at the IDM Berlin Para Swimming Championship, Germany and thus got selected in the Indian squad.
  • She represented Maharashtra several times at the national level both in able as well as in the disabled category.
  • She has participated in the World Games, Asian Games, Commonwealth Games and World Championships and has travelled across 8 countries.

The people training Kanchanmala in improving her timings are:

  • NIS coach Pravin Lamkhade, Shashikant Chande and Vishal Chandurkar
  • Fitness trainer Sachin Deshmukh
  • Dr Kevin Agrawal, renowned sports physiotherapist.

Schedule of the Kanchanmala’s event:

100m freestyle (Saturday: 2nd December)

100m backstroke (Sunday: 3rd December)

100m breaststroke & 200m IM (Wednesday: 6th December)

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