Kaustubh Khade

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Kaustubh Khade on Day 8 of his expedition- Mumbai to Goa

Kaustubh Khade (born 17 January 1987) is a professional kayaker. After graduating from Indian Institute of Technology(IIT) Delhi, he took up kayaking as a challenge and in a span of five years, has become one of India's top professional kayakers. Trained under twelve time world Champion for Surfski Kayaking, Oscar Chalupsky, his first major tournament was the 2012 National Championship for Dragon Boat Racing held in Mumbai in which he had one of the best timings of the Championship and qualified for the International Asian Dragon Boat Championship in Thailand. He was part of the Indian contingent that was sent to Thailand, where they managed to secure nine medals, out of which his contribution was two silver and one bronze.[1][2][3]

Kayaking records[edit]

In 2015, he was entered in the Limca Book of Records when he kayaked solo from Mumbai to Goa in 18 days, covering a distance of 400 kilometres.[4] In 2016, he will be the first Indian to kayak 3000 km across the western coastline of India, covering 5 states and one Union Territory from Kutch to Kanyakumari.[5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "From Kutch to Kanyakumari on a kayak". asianage.com. 11 December 2016. Retrieved 21 February 2017.
  2. ^ "Khade: Sports in India needs corporates to invest in them - Times of India". indiatimes.com. Retrieved 21 February 2017.
  3. ^ "Meet the Man Kayaking 3,000 Km Along India's West Coast for a Worthy Cause". thebetterindia.com. 31 January 2017. Retrieved 21 February 2017.
  4. ^ Viswanath, G. (2015-03-04). "Khade kayaks his way to record books". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2016-11-11.
  5. ^ "Gujarat to Kanyakumari: Kayaker Kaustubh Khade's 3000km journey - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2016-11-11.
  6. ^ Saha, Pradip Kumar (27 January 2017). "Kutch to Kanyakumari in 100 days". livemint.com. Retrieved 21 February 2017.