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Olympic hopefuls to be given priority, says Swimming Federation after re-opening of pools gets green light
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Olympic hopefuls to be given priority, says Swimming Federation after re-opening of pools gets green light

In the Ministry of Home Affairs' (MHA) latest guidelines on easing of lockdown restrictions, swimming pools being used for training of sports persons have been given permission to open across the country from 15 October.

Focus is now on government job, priorities have changed in five months away from pool, says swimmer Virdhawal Khade
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Focus is now on government job, priorities have changed in five months away from pool, says swimmer Virdhawal Khade

Khade opted out of a training camp in Dubai for Olympic hopefuls, making it clear that he intends to focus on his job in Maharashtra government.

SAI sanctions two-month training for swimmers Virdhawal Khade, Srihari Nataraj and Kushagra Rawat in Dubai
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SAI sanctions two-month training for swimmers Virdhawal Khade, Srihari Nataraj and Kushagra Rawat in Dubai

Khade (50m freestyle), Nataraj (100m backstroke) and Rawat (400m freestyle) have breached the 'B' qualification mark for the Olympics.

As pools remain closed, Paralympic swimmer Suyash Jadhav keeps Tokyo 2020 dreams afloat by training in pond
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As pools remain closed, Paralympic swimmer Suyash Jadhav keeps Tokyo 2020 dreams afloat by training in pond

With the coronavirus pandemic disrupting routines like nothing else before, swimmers like Suyash Jadhav have had to come up with creative, quick-fix solutions.

Restrictions on use of pools taking toll on mental health, say Indian swimmers
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Restrictions on use of pools taking toll on mental health, say Indian swimmers

Swimmers in the country have not entered the pools since 25 March, when the first coronavirus-forced lockdown was announced.

'Might have to consider retiring': Swimmer Virdhawal Khade expresses frustration over lack of clarity on reopening of pools
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'Might have to consider retiring': Swimmer Virdhawal Khade expresses frustration over lack of clarity on reopening of pools

One of India's top swimmers Virdhawal Khade has spoken about quitting the sport due to lack of clarity with regard to the use of swimming pools again for practice.

Swimmer SP Likith wants swimming pools to reopen for training, says, 'we have to live with what's happening'
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Swimmer SP Likith wants swimming pools to reopen for training, says, 'we have to live with what's happening'

Several countries including parts of Australia and UK are opening swimming pools, allowing athletes to return to training.

Asian Age Group Swimming Championships: Kushagra Rawat bags fourth gold; Srihari Nataraj sets new event record
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Asian Age Group Swimming Championships: Kushagra Rawat bags fourth gold; Srihari Nataraj sets new event record

Kushagra Rawat triumphed in 400m freestyle to bag his fourth gold medal while Srihari Nataraj created a new meet record on his way to gold in 100m backstroke at the Asian Age Group Championship at Bengaluru on Thursday.

Asian Age Group Swimming Championships: India collect ninth gold after winning men's 4x100 medley relay
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Asian Age Group Swimming Championships: India collect ninth gold after winning men's 4x100 medley relay

The Indian men's 4x100m medley relay team comprising Srihari Nataraj, Sajan Prakash, Likith SP and Virdhawal Khade won India's ninth gold medal at the 10th Asian Age Group Swimming Championship at Bengaluru on Wednesday.

Asian Age Group Swimming Championships: Virdhawal Khade misses out on Olympic 'A' cut despite winning men's 50m freestyle
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Asian Age Group Swimming Championships: Virdhawal Khade misses out on Olympic 'A' cut despite winning men's 50m freestyle

Virdhawal Khade clinched India's seventh gold medal at the 10th Asian Age Group Championship but failed to make the Olympic 'A' cut in the men's 50m freestyle event, in Bengaluru on Wednesday.

Stephanie Rice interview: Swimming legend speaks about starting an academy in India, blueprint for success in the pool and more
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Stephanie Rice interview: Swimming legend speaks about starting an academy in India, blueprint for success in the pool and more

In Mumbai to announce the launch of the Stephanie Rice Swim Academy in India, Stephanie Rice spoke to Firstpost about leaving a lasting legacy, the blueprint for achieving success in swimming and more.

Asian Age Group Championships: Indian men's relay team clinches 4x100m gold; women's swimming team win silver
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Asian Age Group Championships: Indian men's relay team clinches 4x100m gold; women's swimming team win silver

The Indian swimming quartet, comprising Srihari Nataraj, Anand Anilkumar, Sajan Prakash and Virdhawal Khade, clocked 3:23.72 seconds, almost five seconds faster than the Iran team to clinch gold in 4x100m men's freestyle relay.

Asian Age Group Swimming Championships: Virdhawal Khade, Sajan Prakash and Srihari Nataraj aim for Olympic 'A' qualification mark
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Asian Age Group Swimming Championships: Virdhawal Khade, Sajan Prakash and Srihari Nataraj aim for Olympic 'A' qualification mark

Srihari clocked the Olympic B qualification time in 100m backstroke at the FINA Junior World Championships last month.

Swimmer Rujuta Khade aims to achieve husband Virdhawal's feat, sets eyes on 50m freestyle national record
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Swimmer Rujuta Khade aims to achieve husband Virdhawal's feat, sets eyes on 50m freestyle national record

First Virdhawal, the country's fastest swimmer, broke the meet record in the 50m freestyle. The next day Rujuta followed her husband's footsteps to take home the gold in the women's event.

Senior National Aquatic Championship: Virdhawal Khade, Divya Satija break their own national records in 50m breaststroke events
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Senior National Aquatic Championship: Virdhawal Khade, Divya Satija break their own national records in 50m breaststroke events

Virdhawal Khade and Divya Satija obliterated their own national records to win gold in the men's and women's 50m breaststroke event respectively on the third day of the 73rd Glenmark Senior National Aquatic Championship on Monday.

Swimmers Virdhawal Khade, Srihari Nataraj eye 'A' qualification mark for 2020 Olympics at Asian Age Group Championships
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Swimmers Virdhawal Khade, Srihari Nataraj eye 'A' qualification mark for 2020 Olympics at Asian Age Group Championships

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

Wrestler Ritu Phogat dropped from TOPS; six swimmers, five para-badminton players included in list
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Wrestler Ritu Phogat dropped from TOPS; six swimmers, five para-badminton players included in list

Wrestler Ritu Phogat dropped from the government's Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) after she decided to shift her loyalty to Mixed Martial Arts.

Swimmer Sajan Prakash says India's preparations for 2028 Olympics must begin now
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Swimmer Sajan Prakash says India's preparations for 2028 Olympics must begin now

The scholarships from FINA has been a big blessing for Sajan in his preparations, but the swimmer is firm in his opinion that it's just not enough and wants more help from the government.

After making successful comeback, swimmer Virdhawal Khade sets sights on training abroad to prepare for 2020 Olympics
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After making successful comeback, swimmer Virdhawal Khade sets sights on training abroad to prepare for 2020 Olympics

Since making his return to pool only last November, Khade has been gunning to find form and also few medals. At the recent Asian Games in Jakarta, the 27-year-old Khade missed a bronze medal in the men’s 50m freestyle by a whisker.

Senior National Aquatic Championship: Swimmers Virdhawal Khade, Saloni Dalal break national records
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Senior National Aquatic Championship: Swimmers Virdhawal Khade, Saloni Dalal break national records

Virdhawal Khade and Saloni Dalal broke national records in the men's 50m butterfly (00:24.26s) and women's 100m breaststroke (01:14.87s) respectively.