Bollywood actor R Madhvan’s son Vedaant Madhvan has made his father and the country proud as the 16-year-old bagged the silver medal at the Danish Open Swimming Competition in Copenhagen. The youngster clocked 15.57.86 in the men’s 1500m freestyle event to finish at the second spot on Friday night. This is not the first time Vedaant has won a medal for his country.
The fast-emerging swimmer had earlier won the bronze medal at the Latvia Open in March 2021. With his son achieving an incredible feat at the international, delighted R Madhvan shared the news with everyone on social media. He also thanked Vedaant’s coach and the Swimming Federation of India.
Sharing a video clip from the felicitation ceremony on his Instagram handle, the 51-year-old actor thanked his son’s coach Pradeep Kumar and the swimming federation of India for their support. “@vedaantmadhavan wins Silver for India at the Danish Open in Copenhagen. Thank you so much Pradeep sir, #swimmingfederationofindia, and #ansadxb for all your efforts. We are so proud,” he captioned the post.
Sajan Prakash also shines
Apart from Vedaant, Sajan Prakash also shone as he won the gold medal in the men’s 200m butterfly. Competing in his first international meet this year, Prakash stopped the clock at 1.59.27 to finish at the helm on Friday night. Earlier, the Kerala swimmer, who trains in Dubai under coach Pradeep Kumar, had clocked 2.03.67 in the heats to qualify for the ‘A’ final.
Shakthi Balakrishnan finished second in the ‘B’ Final and eighth overall in the women’s 400m medley with timing of 5:10:71. The fourth Indian swimmer competing at the meet, Tanish George Mathew finished 29th in 50m freestyle heats with a timing of 24:29.