Creating history, Khade wins bronze in Asiad

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Guanghzou, Nov 16: Indian swimmer Virdhawal Khade grabbed a niche in the Indian histroty by clinching a bronze in the 50m butterfly event in Asian Games 2010 on Tuesday, Nov 16.

This is the first time in last twenty four years that any Indian swimmer held any medal in Asian Games.

Khade, who topped his heat by clocking 24.56sec, finished third in the finals with a timing of 24.31sec.

Khazan Singh was the last Indian swimmer, who won a medal at the Asian Games by holding the 100m freestyle silver in 1986.

Among other Indian athletes in Asiad, Kumar Ashis and Harika Dronavalli won bronze on the same day in Artistic Gymnastics and individual Chess respectively.

OneIndia News

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Story first published: Tuesday, November 16, 2010, 18:04 [IST]
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