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Srihari Nataraj Registers Best Indian Performance In World Swimming Championships

Dec 18, 2021 PTI

Srihari Nataraj clocked 24.40s in the men’s 50m backstroke event to finish 26th in the overall heats. This was Nataraj's second 'Best Indian time' at the meet. The Bengaluru swimmer had already bettered his own record in the 100m.

Yannick Agnel, Two-Time Olympic Swimming Champion, In Custody For Rape Investigation

Dec 10, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

Yannick Agnel was arrested in Paris and placed in police custody in Mulhouse in eastern France on charges of raping a minor. The 29-year-old retired from swimming back in 2016 just after Rio Games.


Indian Swimmers Srihari Nataraj, Sajan Prakash Qualify For FINA World Short Course Championships

A four-member Indian contingent is set to take part in the meet which is slated to be held in Abu Dhabi from December 16 to 21.

Sambhavv Becomes Fastest Indian Swimmer; Kushagra Rawat Creates More National Records

Oct 28, 2021 PTI

Sambhavv, 17, clocked 23.65 seconds to win the gold in the 50m freestyle event.


Srihari Nataraj, Kushagra Rawat Create Records For Second Consecutive Day At National Aquatics

Punjab’s Chahat Arora was the third swimmer to break a national mark on day 2 of the senior meet being held at the Basavangudi Aquatic Centre.

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27 October, 2021

Swimmers Kushagra Rawat, Srihari Nataraj Set New Records In National Aquatic Championships

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Delhi's Kushagra Rawat came up with a sensational effort in the 400m freestyle for men as he eclipsed Sajan Prakash's record of 3:54.93 seconds set in 2018 in Trivandrum.


04 August, 2021

Tokyo Olympics: Brazil's Ana Marcela Cunha Wins Women's Marathon Swimming

Agencies

Cunha won her first medal in her third Olympics. She was 10th five years ago in Rio de Janeiro and fifth in the 2008 Beijing Games.


01 August, 2021

Tokyo 2020: Emma McKeon Becomes First Female Swimmer To Win Seven Medals At Single Games

Agencies

McKeon leaves Tokyo with four golds and three bronze, tying the record for most medals won by a woman at a single games set by Soviet gymnast Maria Gorokhovskaya in 1952 in Helsinki


29 July, 2021

Tokyo Olympics: India's Challenge Ends in Swimming As Sajan Prakash Fails To Qualify For 100m Butterfly Semis

PTI

Prakash, 27, finished 46th among 55 swimmers as the top-16 progressed to the semifinals


29 July, 2021

Tokyo Olympics: Caeleb Dressel Lives Up To The Hype

Agencies

Dressel claimed the first individual Olympic gold medal of his career with two furious laps of the pool Thursday morning


28 July, 2021

Tokyo Olympics: British Swimmers Make Relay History, USA Doesn't Even Win Medal

Associated Press (AP)

Tom Dean, Duncan Scott swam the anchor leg, while James Guy and Matthew Richards, 18, took the middle legs for Britain


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28 July, 2021

Swimming Great Katie Ledecky Finally Wins Gold At Tokyo Olympics

Agencies

The American star bounced back from the worst finish of her brilliant Olympic career to take the first-ever gold medal in the women's 1,500-meter freestyle Wednesday


26 July, 2021

Tokyo 2020: British Swimmer Adam Peaty Repeats As Breaststroke Olympic Champ

Agencies

Peaty was the world-record holder and the first man to break both 58 and 57 seconds in his signature event, 100-meter breaststroke


25 July, 2021

Tokyo Olympics: American Swimmers Off To Flying Start Without Michael Phelps

Associated Press (AP)

USA earned six of 12 medals Sunday on the first morning of finals, showing no signs of slipping even without the most decorated athlete in Olympic history


25 July, 2021

Tokyo Olympics: Australia Women Continue 4x100 Freestyle Dominance With World Record Timings

Associated Press (AP)

Australia claimed a third straight gold in the women's 4x100-metre freestyle relay in world-record time


21 July, 2021

Tokyo Olympics: Brutal! Six Poland Swimmers Sent Home From Japan

Agencies

An administrative mistake meant that Poland had infringed Olympic rules by overfilling their roster of permitted athletes


15 July, 2021

Tokyo Olympics: Simona Quadarella Is Among Katie Ledecky's Few Challengers

Agencies

Looking back to the 2019 world championships, when Ledecky withdrew from the 1,500 final due to illness and Quadarella swam to gold, it’s hard to argue with Quadarella’s strategy — or lack thereof


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15 July, 2021

Tokyo 2020: FINA Suspends 2 Russian Swimmers Set To Compete In Olympics

Associated Press (AP)

Swimmers Alexandr Kudashev and Veronika Popova Andrusenko were suspended based on evidence supplied by the World Anti-Doping Agency


Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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