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Case Code: CLBS141
Case Length: 02 Pages 
Period: 2003 - 2014  
Pub Date: 2015
Teaching Note: Not Available
Subject :Business Strategy
Organization :--
Industry :Sports
Countries : India

Sharath Gayakwad-Conquering Adversity



This caselet is about a Paralympic swimmer named Sharath Gayakwad. In October 2014, he won medals under six categories at the Asian Para Games held at South Korea. Though born with a dysfunctional left arm, he never surrendered to the adversities. With extreme hard work and strong determination he went ahead in life to face criticism and competitions. Under the guidance of Coach John Christopher, Sharath was trained to maintain the equilibrium of the body while swimming. Sharath since his childhood received many accolades which included 40 national and 30 international medals.
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  • Understand how Sharath Gayakwad overcame adversities to emerge successful.
  • Examine the traits of a successful Sportsman.
  • Discuss what individuals and companies can learn from sportsmen like Gayakwad.
On October 27, 2014, Sharath Gayakwad (Sharath), a Paralympics swimmer, set a new record when he won six medals in the Asian Para Games held in Incheon (South Korea). Sharath broke the 28-year-old record set by athlete P T Usha for winning the maximum number of medals in a multi-discipline event...
1. Examine the traits that helped Gayakwad become one of the most successful athletes in India.
2. What do you attribute Gayakwad’s success to? Explain.


Sharath Gayakwad, Paralympic Swimming, Physical Challenge & Adversities

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