Early Life of Supriya Mondal
Supriya Mondal was born on 12th January 1997. He hails from a little fishing village in Shahpur, West Bengal. He is an Indian swimmer and trains at the Dolphin Academy, Bengaluru under Coach Nihar Ameen who has trained Olympians like Virdhawal Khade and Sandeep Sejwal.
Career of Supriya Mondal
Supriya Mondal won gold medal in the 100m and 200m butterfly events, and a silver medal in the 50m butterfly event at the Junior National Championships in Goa, 2009. In the 39th Junior National Aquatic Championship, Chennai 2012, Mondal took one gold and one silver in the 100m and 200m butterfly events respectively. Supriya Mondal represented India at the 2013 Asian Youth Games in Nanjing, China and finished 6th in the 200m butterfly event. In the 40th junior nationals in Hyderabad he won two gold and a silver creating the national record in the 200m butterfly event along the way. Supriya Mondal collected silver in 200m butterfly and a bronze in the 100m of the same discipline.
Awards Received by Supriya Mondal
Supriya Mondal was awarded the best swimmer title in the 41st junior nationals in Bhopal. He finished the tournament with 5 gold and another national record. He won 2 gold and 1 silver medal at the 1st Dubai International Aquatic Championships. The youngster clocked 2:03.93s in the 200m butterfly, achieving the A qualification required to compete in the same event in the 2014 Summer Youth Olympics, Nanjing, China.
Personal Life of Supriya Mondal
Supriya Mondal was born in a very modest family. The father of Supriya Mondal is a fisherman and his mother a home maker. Supriya Mondal started swimming in a small pond in Shahpur, West Bengal. His talent did not go unnoticed. Sanjib Chakraborty, his mentor and husband of famous Bengali swimmer, Bula Choudhury, taught him the rules of professional swimming and helped him hone his skills. The talent of Supriya Mondal was soon discovered by the Go Sports Foundation in 2012 that helped relocate him to Bangalore to train under Nihar Ameen. The Foundation has since been supporting him with training, equipment as well as gaining tournament exposure.
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