Mysuru: Aged around 60 this couple, hailing from Kota, Rajasthan live by the saying, “Age is no barrier. It’s a limitation you put on your mind.”
Anand Singh Shekhawat (60) and his spouse 59-year-old Krishna Shekhawat complement each other well and even at this age the couple travel around in their bike (Bullet), to enjoy the scenic beauty of the city hosting national master swimming competition.
This time round the national masters’ swimming competition is being hosted in Mysuru and the duo have traveled for three days to reach Mysuru on October 31. For the past eight years, the duo has been participating in the national masters swimming competition and have never failed to secure a medal. Professionally they are good swimmers.
Speaking to Newskarnataka.com, Anand Singh Shekhawat said, “I was inspired by my Facebook friend Petra, a resident of New Zealand who has taken a world tour on two-wheeler. India is a beautiful country and its better to travel on a two-wheeler if you want to enjoy the scenic beauty of places. As I am fond of bullet, I like to travel on my bullet. My wife, Krishna Shekhawat too enjoys traveling on a bike. I have three bullets, including the new version which is used for long tour and an old version that is used within city limits. To participate in Mysuru national master swimming competition, we left Kota on October 26 and reached Mysuru on October 31. We really enjoyed the ride. For every 75 km to 100km we took a break and moved on. This is the second time I am coming to Mysuru.”
In the ongoing national masters’ swimming competition organised by Karnataka Swimming Association at Chamundi Vihar Swimming pool, Krishna Shekhawat competing in 59 to 64 age category won bronze medal in the 100mtr back stroke. In the last 8 years, Krishna Shekhawat has won more than 18 medals while Anand Singh Shekhawat has won more than 10 medals. During his college days he also represented his state in the national swimming competition.