Autistic swimmer wins gold medal in national meet

Autistic swimmer wins gold medal in national meet

Abhishek Prabhu

A 19-year-old autistic swimmer, Abhishek Prabhu, has made Mangaluru proud by winning two medals in the first national-level swimming competition for Autistic and Downs Syndrome Children hosted by Rotary Club at Chinchwad, Pune recently.

He won gold in the 25 meters category and bronze in the 50 meters category.

Nearly 200 children from Maharashtra, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and other states had participated in the event.

He had been regularly winning prizes in earlier competitions which he had participated in. Last year, he had brought home a silver at the state level skating competition. Abhishek is a student of Chetana Child Development Centre in the city.

Abhishek Prabhu is a gifted autistic boy who has made a mark for himself through his outstanding achievements in the field of sports, mainly swimming and skating.

He is the son of Narasimha Prabhu Manjeshwar and Laxmi.