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RAUT Chetan Giridhar
Sport Para swimming
NPC India   
GenderMen
Age26
Weight 57 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Classification
S10, SB9, SM10
Further Personal Information
Residence
Amravati, IND
Languages
English, Hindi
Sport Specific Information
Why this sport?
He was encouraged to begin swimming by a teacher after finding it difficult to compete with able-bodied children in other sports.
Name of coach
Rohan More [personal], IND, from 2017
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Don't give up. The beginning is always the hardest." [Nelson Mandela] (Facebook profile, 24 Nov 2019)
Awards and honours
He was presented with a Shiv Chhatrapati State Sports Award for 2017/18. (maharashtratoday.co.in, 13 Feb 2019)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Facebook profile, 18 Nov 2019)
Other information
CHANNEL SWIMMING
In June 2018 he was part of an Indian Para swimming relay team that successfully swam the English Channel between England and France. He dedicated the achievement to his father who had died two years previously. In August 2019 the team also successfully swam the Catalina Channel between Catalina Island and mainland California in the United States of America. (nagpurinfo.in, 26 Jun 2018; Facebook profile, 20 Aug 2019)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Commonwealth Games (Overall) - Para swimming
Rank Year Event Result
7 2010 100m Freestyle S10 1:05.27
Asian Para Games - Para swimming
Rank Year Event Result
4 2018 100m Butterfly S10 1:08.36
5 2018 100m Freestyle S10 1:06.38
4 2018 200m Individual Medley SM10 2:50.94
6 2018 50m Freestyle S10 29.22
4 2018 100m Breaststroke SB9 1:30.53
7 2018 400m Freestyle S10 5:12.48
5 2018 100m Backstroke S10 1:20.49