Day two saw the 16-year-old Indian swimming sensation, Virdhawal Khade, swim his first event - 200m Freestyle heats. He finished seventh in his heat and 48/57 overall with a decent time of 1:51.86sec. Among swimmers his age and younger Virdhawal ranked no. 2 and among the Asian swimmers he ranked no. 7. Virdhawal is still very raw and has a long way to go. The experience he gains from each swim will only make him stronger for the future.
Virdhawal came to the Olympic Games after peaking at last month's World Youth Swimming Championships held in Monterrey, Mexico and hence is going to find it tough to match his best timings that he clocked last month.