Virdhawal Khade

Virdhawal Khade

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Virdhawal Khade Profile

  • Name:
  • Virdhawal Khade
  • Other Name:
  • Virdhawal Vikram Khade
  • Born:
  • August 29, 1991
  • Father:
  • Vikram Khade
  • Awards:
  • Arjuna Award from Government of India in 2010

  • Achievements:
  • First Indian to break into top 50 FINA World Rankings in 2010

    National record holder in 50 m, 100 m, 200 m and 400 m in freestyle and butterfly events

    Fastest swimmers in the world in his age group

    First Indian swimmer to win a medal at the Asian Games

    He won bronze medal in 50 m butterfly at the Asian Games 2010

    First Indian swimmer to qualify for an event at the Commonwealth Games

Virdhawal Khade Biography

Virdhwal Khade is an Indian sportsman competing in the game of swimming in 50 m, 100 m and 200 m freestyle swimming events. He represented India in the 2008 Summer Olympics held at Beijing but failed to reach semifinals. He won medal in 50 m butterfly category at the 2010 Asian games on 16th November 2010 which is the first medal for India in swimming in a time period of 24 years.


He was born on 29th August 1991 in Kolhapur in Maharashtra. His full name is Virdhawal Vikram Khade and his father’s name is Vikram Khade. When he was qualified for Olympics, he became the youngest ever swimmer to qualify from India. Though he could not reach the semifinals in the game, he set his new personal best of 50.07 seconds.


He won bronze medal in the 50 meter butterfly event in the 16th Asian Games held at Guangzhou in China. He supports Pratham books and nike brand. The GoSports Foundation supports his sporting excellence. He received Arjuna Awards for his talents in swimming from the Government of India in 2011.

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Updated: December 31, 2012

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