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From a fun trip to international awards

From a fun trip to international awards

Meet Kaustubh Khade, who went on a casual trip to Goa and tried out water sports like a normal tourist.

However, one simple kayaking trip there changed his life completely.

He fell in love with the sport and even took it up as his career. Now he has won medals at an international level.

After he returned to Mumbai from his trip to Goa, he put aside his work and took the sport seriously.

He concentrated on it full time and gained his expertise. Khade has been kayaking for five years now.

He represented India in two Asian Championships. He finished 5th at the Asian Sea Kayaking Championship for solo Kayaking. He won two silver and one bronze medal at the Asian Dragon Boat Championship.

“It is like a passion now. I travel 35 kms one way for training. The couple of hours that I spend in water are amazing.

If you just go a few kilometres ahead in the sea, you get to see beautiful dolphins, big fishes jumping in the water and so many other amazing things. It makes me feel privileged to be at places where not everybody can go,” he says.

It is truly amazing how one event can change so much.

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