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

Belagavi boxer swam 2.5km to attend state-level boxing championship in Bengaluru and bagged silver in his category.

Braving odds: This teenager swam 2.5km to participate in boxing championship
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Published: 13 Aug 2019 8:25 AM GMT
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. https://twitter.com/TheBridge_IN/status/1161156809123483654 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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