The 2021 Olympics is underway in Tokyo and the Indian athletes have tried their level best to stay in contention for the medals. Many Indians have managed to make their way into the later stages, while some fell just short of a place in the final.
Although there are many Indian fans that are religiously following the Olympics, some of them have been very ignorant in appreciating the hard work put in by the Indians in making it to the biggest sporting event of them all.
An unfortunate event incident happened on social media to the swimmers, who failed to get to the qualification mark for the semifinals. This time, however, fellow swimmer Virdhawal Khade had a reply to the people who mindlessly had a go at these young aspiring athletes. Here's what transpired in the Twitter battle.
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Virdhawal Khade responds to Indian fan on social media
Virdhawal Khade stood up for his fellow swimmers after they were trolled by a few for not making it to the semifinals. Khade, who himself is an accomplished swimmer, had his answers ready as he responded to the tweet.
The Indian fan was quick to judge the young swimmers as he replied back to a tweet from the swimming federation of India. He got a bold reply from India's Virdhawal Khade, which definitely must have given the him something to reflect on.
Virdhawal Khade reacts to further comments
The ace swimmer gave examples to prevent the fan from spreading irrational criticism of the young swimmers. Khade's response was absolutely befitting and made total sense.
Who is Virdhawal Khade?
Virdhawal Khade is an Olympic swimmer who participated in the men's 50, 100, and 200 meters freestyle swimming events at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
He performed admirably in the qualification heats by winning it. However, he failed to progress to the semi finals of the event. He is also a national record holder in the 50m category.
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The 29-year-old won bronze in the 50 meters butterfly event at the 2010 Asian Games for India. in 2011, the Government of India rewarded him with the prestigious Arjuna award.
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