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Home Boxing Braving odds: This teenager swam 2.5km to participate in boxing championship

Braving odds: This teenager swam 2.5km to participate in boxing championship

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There was no let-up from heavy rains in several states including Karnataka across the country, and neither was 19-year-old boxer Nishan Manohar Kadam’s village in Belagavi spared. The youngster, along with his father, swam for 45 minutes, covered a distance of about 2.5km, only to finally join his team for the state-level boxing championship.

With heavy rains taking a toll on normal livelihood across states, odds were many against the 19-year-old. But nothing ever hampered his spirits. The hardships paid off, for only three days after the journey, Nishan bagged silver in his category.

Having lost the opportunity to win gold at the championship, the teenager aspires to win a gold medal next year. Nevertheless, he was content with his performance in the tournament.

Nishan is a Class XII student at Jyothi PU college in Belagavi, Karnataka. He kickstarted his boxing career under Arjuna awardee Mukund Killekar at MG’s Sporting Academy. The 19-year-old is a source of inspiration for the youth in his village.

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