Shashruti started swimming in 2013 as advised by her family’s well-wishers as a therapy to her orthopedic handicap; a condition of the skeletal system that limits a person’s abilities. She has undergone 12 surgeries so far to correct her condition. She has been doing extremely well over the past few years and has incredible potential to grow.
In 2015, she won 3 gold medals and 1 silver medal at the National Para Swimming Championships in Karnataka. In 2017, she won a flurry of medals at the Para Nationals in Jaipur with 4 gold medals. Shashruti’s next step in her journey is to attain an IPC Classification. She has moved to Kolkata to live and train with swimming coach Prasanta Karmakar, who was the first India para-swimmer to represent India and win a medal at the World Swimming Championships in 2003.
- 4 Gold medals in 100m Butterfly, 50m Backstroke, 100m Freestyle and 50m Freestyle at the National Para swimming Championships, Jaipur, 2017
- 3 Gold and 1 silver medals in 50m Backstroke, 100m Breaststroke, 50m Freestyle and 100m Butterfly respectively at the National Para swimming Championships, Karnataka, 2015