Sha-rath M Gayakwad, who became the first Indian paralympic swimmer to compete in the Olympics at the London Games in 2012, has now set his eyes on the Berlin Swimming Championships.
“It’s only by the grace of god that I have grown from strength to strength,” said Gayakwad at a press conference where iVerve, the employee club of the Infinite Computer Solutions, announced its support for the swimmer right through the Rio Paralympics in 2016.
“I specially thank Him for the amazing people He has blessed me with in my life. I will surely make my country proud.I thank Infinite Compute Solutions employees who have taken an unprecedented step by supporting me and hope that other corporates would follow suit and support Indian athletes and sports,” added the delighted swimmer.
Gayakwad held the Asian record in the 50M backstroke and 50M butterfly events from 2010-13.
The Berlin Championships provides an ideal platform for Gayakwad to prepare for the upcoming Commonwealth Games and Asian Para Games as well as the 2016 Paralympics.