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Rishabh Kumar
Class VIII
St Joseph’s Prep School

Swimming

Is a passion for Rishabh. He has taken part in six national tournaments and has won the 35th Bihar State Age Group Aquatic Championship 2012 (sub-junior category) held on May 26 at DPS, Patna. He will also participate in the Sub Junior National Aquatic Championship at Rajkot in July.

It all began…

For the water baby from the age of five.

Guided by…

Ram Babu Sahni, his father. Ram is the joint secretary of Bihar Swimming Association. He is the inspiration for Rishabh to take up swimming. Rishabh said: “My father told me that swimming is good for health.” Rishabh’s mother Gauri Devi, too, has always supported him.

Loves to do…

The freestyle. Another favourite is the backstroke.

Success…

Comes naturally to Rishabh. Won gold as well as silver in different categories in the Inter School Swimming Championship held at DPS, Patna in 2009. He took part in the 34th National Aquatic Championship, 2011, at Indore in the Under-14 category. He has also been taking part in the national-level Takshila Aquatic Championships from 2007.

Aspires to…

Take part in the Olympics and win medals for India. He also wants to become a software engineer.


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