‘What I Am Today Is Because Of You’ – Olympic Gold Medallist Visits 81-Yr-Old Coach, Khorshed Bhathena!

On 3rd September, 2016, Australian Olympic gold medal swimmer, Michael Klim and his sister visited their coach Khorshed Bhathena, who trained them in the late 1970s at one of the city’s oldest pools, the Breach Candy Swimming Bath Trust (Breach Candy Club). The brother-sister duo invited the 81-year-old coach to the launch party of their skin care brand ‘Milk Co’ in India at a city hotel. Bhathena said, “In my five-decade long coaching career, Michael has been my brightest student. Back then, though he was barely three years old, he stood out and would beat boys twice his age. I always knew he was talented and I take pride in his achievements. It was very touching when he gifted me an autographed picture of himself holding up all his Olympic medals with the message, ‘What I am today is because of you’. That’s my most prized possession.” (with inputs from parsikhabar.com)

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