Firdaus from Shahpura, Bhilwara(Udaipur) brought home the long awaited medal in swimming. The region waited for 10 long years to make its name in swimming.
On Wednesday, Firdaus won a Silver and continuing in the 44th National Swimming Competition on Thursday, she bagged a Gold in Pune in 400 metre individual medley event. She is the first one to win a Gold medal in any National Event from Shahpura region. She completed the event in 5.31.18 minutes and grabbed the Gold.
She also won a Bronze in 100 metre Butterfly stroke on Thursday. This way she became the recipient of 3 medals in swimming. President of Swimming association Anil Vyas and Secretary Chandragupt Singh Chauhan announced a reward of 1.51 lakh for Firdaus.
Firdaus has won a total of 55 gold in various competitions in the country including Junior Swimming Competition of Pune. She has even represented Rajasthan in Indian Olympics in Tiruvanthapuram. Firdaus’s younger sister Fiza has also represented in National games 5 times inspired by elder sister.
Firdaus wishes to win Gold for the country in International level Swimming competitions. Additional Chief Secretary Youth and Sports affairs J C Mohanty congratulated Firdaus over telcon. He said that Firdaus has increased Rajasthan’s honour in the field of swimming. He added that girls are nowhere behind in winning honours for their country.