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Kazakh youth won the silver medals giving way to Japan. Iranian water polo players rounded out the top three finalists. The women’s team of Kazakhstan won the bronze medals. The Japanese team was the best in the final, followed by Uzbek players.
“I just wanted to soak the atmosphere. I just wanted to enjoy my time with my teammates. I was totally into it, so much so that for the first time in years I have not touched my phne for five days. Can you believe that?” she smiled.
India’s Ramananda Sharma won the host nation’s first gold medal in diving at the on-going 10th Asian Age Group Championships being held at Sports Authority of India, Bengaluru.
India’s Ramananda Sharma won the host nation’s first gold medal in diving at the ongoing 10th Asian Age Group Championships at Sports Authority of India in Bengaluru.
‘I was not sure about the golds but I was sure about my performance’
Ahead of the Asian Age Group Swimming Championships, Kushagra Rawat’s wasn’t the most eye-catching of names. But such was his performance that by the end of the competition he had forced people to sit up and take notice.
“My goal now is to qualify for the Olympics and finish my studies. My dream is to reach the semis in Tokyo,” said Bayan, the 2017 Asian champion told TOI. On Wednesday, the 25-year-old competed in women’s 50m freestyle final but failed to finish on the podium.
Indian swimmers have never been contenders in long-distance disciplines. However, in Kushagra Rawat and Advait Page, India just might have the people to change that perception.
BENGALURU: The quartet of Srihari Nataraj, Anand Anilkumar, Sajan Prakash and Virdhawal Khade opened India’s medal account on the first day of competition by clinching the gold in the 4x100m men’s freestyle relay at the Asian Age Group Championships on Tuesday.
Bengaluru: A dominant Indian team clinched gold in the 4×100 metres men’s freestyle relay on the opening day of the Asian Age Group Championships after emerging almost five seconds faster than nearest rival Iran, here on Tuesday
India got off to a flying start at the 2019 Asian Age Group Swimming Championships with the men’s 4x100m freestyle relay team bagging a comfortable gold medal in Bengaluru.
Bengaluru: A sensational swim in the 200m freestyle in the open men’s category saw Kushagra Rawat win India’s first individual gold medal at the 10th Asian Age Group Championships which began today at the Padukone-Dravid Centre of Sports Excellence on Tuesday.
BENGALURU: Olympians Virdhawal Khade, Sajan Prakash and teenager Srihari Nataraj will look to book their Tokyo Olympics berths as the city hosts the 10th Asian Age Group Swimming Championships – returning to the country after a gap of two decades.
No Indian swimmer has ever achieved the A-mark Olympic Qualifying Time. It is this challenge that a bunch of Indians will hope to surmount at the 10th Asian Age Group championship which gets underway at the Dravid-Padukone Centre for Sports Excellence from Tuesday.
Despite lagging behind traditional Asian swimming powerhouses, India have been strong contenders in Asian Age Group Swimming Championship.
he 10th Asian Age Group Swimming Championships, which gets underway at the Padukone-Dravid Centre for Sports Excellence, presents the best opportunity for Indian swimmers to aim for the A-cut for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
In some ways, the Asian Age Group Swimming Championship sits right where India’s sweet spot lies. For a country that has struggled to establish itself as an Asian elite – much less at the world level
The 13-year-old is a rising star in the national aquatic scene. She holds the Group IV national record in 50m backstroke and is looking forward to make a splash in the 10th Asian Age Group Championships starting Tuesday.
Srihari Nataraj says he wants to focus on the senior national championships and the Asian age-group competition in Bengaluru, and will continue training to qualify for the Olympics
Bengaluru will host the 10th AASF Asian Age Group Championships 2019 for the first time, giving the Indian swimming enthusiasts an opportunity to witness the largest aquatic event in the continent.
Srihari Nataraj was just seven when India’s individual Olympic gold medal count went from zero to one in Beijing in 2008. The 18 year-old backstroke swimmer is now chasing a spot at next year’s Games in Tokyo. In a sport dominated by torpedo-like built Americans and Australians, India’s struggles begin right from the road to qualification.
Though he bettered his own national records in 50m and 200m backstroke at the World Championships last week, Srihari Nataraj failed to achieve the Olympic qualification ‘B’ mark. But that is exactly what he will be vying for at the 10th AASF Asian Age Group Championships next month in Bengaluru.
India’s best backstroke swimmer, Srihari Nataraj is a busy man these days. After landing in Bengaluru, from the Worlds, on Tuesday at 1:30 am, the 18-year-old was ready to compete in the senior state aquatic championships six hours later.
Bengaluru is all set to host the 10th edition of the AASF (Asian Age Group Championships) from September 24th- October 2, giving the country’s swimming enthusiasts an opportunity to witness the largest Aquatic Event in the continent. This was revealed in press interaction on Friday by the members of the Swimming Federation of India (SFI).
The likes of Virdhawal Khade and Srihari Nataraj will look to attain the ‘A’ Qualification mark for the 2020 Olympics when they compete at the 10th AASF Asian Age Group Championships, commencing here on September 24.
Despite an encouraging performance at the recently-concluded FINA World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea where he broke nationals records, Srihari Nataraj was far off the Olympic Qualifying Time (OQT), which would have sealed his place in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
The Indian contingent features Olympians Virdhawal Khade, Sajan Prakash and Shivani Kataria, backstroke sensation Srihari Nataraj, sprinter Anshul Kothari, national record holder in breast stroke Likith SP….