Odia girl Natasha Patnaik daughter of Ranjan Kumar Patnaik and Madhurima Patnaik has achieved a rare feat by qualifying to participate in World Inter School Swimming Competition to be held from 20th to 25th April at Budapest capital of Hungary. She is set to participate in the competition in under 17 category.
Natasha and her parents live in Hyderabad. The 14 year old girl is a class nine student of a school in Hyderabad. It should be mentioned here that only 6 swimmers have qualified from India for this competition. She said that she is very happy to represent India in this international platform.
Asked about the challenges she faced; she said that she found it difficult to manage study and swimming. She also said that she is confident of winning in World Inter School Competition but to her results does not matter what does matter is the rich experience she will gain there. She is also looking forward to participate in junior and senior Nationals when she came back from Budapest to learn more. Natasha also said that she has set her target on 2020 Summer Olympics.