Prakash, the first-ever Indian swimmer to breach the 'A' standard time for the Olympics, had suffered a slipped disc in 2019 which has been radiating pain towards his left hand while swimming.
Published on Aug 16, 2021 05:47 PM IST
Prakash, who also competed in the 2016 Rio Olympics, finished second in the second-slowest heat with a time of 53.45s.
Published on Jul 29, 2021 06:02 PM IST
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Updated on Jul 17, 2021 06:03 PM IST
- Sajan Prakash, India's ace swimmer, has realised his dreams of participating at the Summer Games after qualifying for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics and has revealed that the road was full of hardships but also support.
Updated on Jul 04, 2021 05:14 PM IST
The SFI has also nominated veteran coach Kamlesh Nanavati for the Dhyan Chand Award, for his lifetime contributions to aquatic sports.
Published on Jul 03, 2021 06:19 PM IST
Not long ago, Sajan Prakash was at his lowest, recovering from a slipped disc in the neck, unable to execute even a single stroke of butterfly and miles away from the self-belief that he can make the 'A' cut for the Tokyo Games.
Published on Jun 29, 2021 07:00 PM IST
Prakash clocked 1:49.73 seconds in the heats at the FINA-accredited Olympic Qualifier, bettering the 2010 Asian Games bronze medallist Virdhawal Khade's previous national mark of 1:49.86 seconds.
Published on Jun 27, 2021 06:57 PM IST
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The 27-year-old, who represented India in the 2016 Rio Olympics, made the Tokyo Games 'A' standard, set at 1:56.48 seconds, by 0.1 seconds.
Published on Jun 26, 2021 08:50 PM IST
For the last few months, Srihari Nataraj has practiced his strokes in his mind, swimming across an imaginary Olympic-sized pool as the actual ones were closed because of Covid-19. While other sporting facilities in India began to slowly open in June, pools continue to be shut.
Updated on Aug 27, 2020 07:21 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai |B Shrikanth
COVID-19: With six male swimmers on threshold of achieving ‘A’ qualification standard for the Olympics, the pandemic has stalled their training.
Updated on Jun 01, 2020 08:24 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Navneet Singh
India won an impressive 52 medals at the 10th Asian Age Group Championships which included 15 gold, 19 silver and 18 bronze.
Updated on Sep 28, 2019 08:06 PM IST
Kushagra Rawat clocked 3:55.81s to finish ahead of Taipei’s Chang Cheng Li Wei (3:56.82) and Abbas Omar (4:01.52) of Syria.
Updated on Sep 26, 2019 11:36 PM IST
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The Indian team clocked 3:46.49 seconds to beat Thailand (3:48.89) and Hong Kong (3:53.99) respectively at the Padukone-Dravid Centre of Sports Excellence.
Updated on Sep 26, 2019 04:05 PM IST
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The Bengaluru swimmer also holds the national records in the 50m backstroke (25.83 secs) and 200m backstroke (2:02.08 secs)—both marks were set at the senior worlds in Gwangju, South Korea.
Updated on Aug 21, 2019 11:39 PM IST
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Prakash’s prayers were answered after an uncle called to inform him his family members had survived the devastating floods in Kerala that have killed more than 350 people.
Updated on Aug 22, 2018 02:25 PM IST
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Ankita Raina assured India of a medal in tennis at the Asian Games 2018 as the 25-year old reached the semifinals. Rowers Rohit Kumar and Bhagwan Singh qualified for the men’s lightweight double sculls final
Updated on Aug 22, 2018 11:07 AM IST
India’s chef-de-mission at the ongoing Games, Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, said in Jakarta that the athletes will be updated on the safety status of their families after seeking the home ministry’s assistance.
Updated on Aug 20, 2018 05:25 PM IST
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