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R Madhavan’s Son Vedant Wins Gold At Danish Open Swimming Meet

Vedant bagged gold in the men's 800m freestyle and bettered his personal best time by a whopping 11:48 to stop the clock at 8:17.28, edging past local swimmer Alexander L Bjorn by 0.10 to stand atop the podium on Sunday night.

Madhavan with son Vedaant (Photo: Instagram/@actormaddy)

New Delhi: Actor R Madhavan is ‘overwhelmed and humbled’ as his son Vedaant has bagged a gold medal in swimming at the Danish Open 2022 in Copenhagen.

The 16-year-old bagged gold in the men’s 800m freestyle and bettered his personal best time by a whopping 11:48 to stop the clock at 8:17.28, edging past local swimmer Alexander L Bjorn by 0.10 to stand atop the podium on Sunday night.

Madhavan took to Instagram and posted a video of his son from the ceremony.

“Today it’s a Gold in 800m for Vedaant madhavan. Overwhelmed and humbled. Thank you Coach and the entire team,” the 51-year-old actor wrote.

On Friday, Vedaant had won the silver medal in the 1500m freestyle event, before bettering his 200m freestyle time to finish 12th overall in the event.  

The Danish Open concludes on April 19.

Vedaant had earlier won a bronze medal at the Latvia Open in March 2021 and had also impressed at the Junior National Aquatic Championships last year, bagging seven medals — four silver and three bronze.

Actor Dia Mirza also took to her Instagram Stories and shared the clip. She wrote, “Wohooooo Vedant. So proud!!! Congratulations Madhavan.”

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