From Olympic swimmer Rehan Poncha's second act to exploring escape rooms - your weekend fix

In an exclusive interview with YS Weekender, Rehan Poncha tells us about his plans for the next phase of his career, fitness secrets, and coaching clinic.

1st Dec 2019
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In 2008, Rehan Poncha became the poster of Indian swimming after representing India at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Then, the 26-year-old athlete and the recipient of Arjuna Award chose to reinvent himself and moved to golf.


It's been only about a year, but Rehan is already chalking out the next innings of his career as a sportsperson. His dream, in his own words, is to be a “double Olympian”.


Now, Rehan’s goal is to clear the National Qualifiers for the Amateur Circuit next July. In an exclusive interview with YS Weekender, Rehan Poncha tells us about his plans for the next phase of his career, fitness secrets, and coaching clinic, and more.


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