Nagpur: City swimmersÂ Himani Phadke, Rutuja Talegaonkar and Bhojraj Meshram wereÂ honouredÂ by ‘Ambazari Jaltaran Talav Sarakshan Savardhan Samiti’ on the premises of Ambazari Lake here on Sunday.
They were honoured for their selection in the tenth Asian Open 10-km Swimming Championship slated to be held in Kuwait.
Bhojraj Meshram, 64, brought laurels to the city by emerging champion in the 5-km long Sank Rock to Gateway of India in 46 minutes to finish first in the national-level competition.
Teenage swimmers Himani and Rutuja and their coach Sanjay Batwe were feted for their brilliant achivements in the last few months. Ironman Amit Samarth and 95-year-old Bobde were also honoured on the occasion.
All India Krida Bharati minister Prasanna Hardas was the chief guest, while Anil Karwande presided over the function. Chandrakant Magare conducted the proceedings, while Shekar Sathe proposed a vote of thanks.