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‘You have to be little crazy if you aspire to be the best’: Srihari Nataraj

After a bunch of medals in the national championships, Srihari Nataraj is looking forward to fun in Abu Dhabi next month
Srihari Nataraj reaffirmed his status as country's fastest man in pool with a multi-gold haul at the national championships in Bengaluru. ((Twitter))
Srihari Nataraj reaffirmed his status as country's fastest man in pool with a multi-gold haul at the national championships in Bengaluru. ((Twitter))
Updated on Nov 06, 2021 01:43 PM IST
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ByShantanu Srivastava, New Delhi

New path to Olympic glory: Test, trace, isolate

While more than 11,000 athletes are going to be tested every day, availability of antigen test kits and collection of samples have become a cause of worry already as athletes from 206 different countries have begun to come into Tokyo.
A barge with the Olympic rings mounted on it floats in the water ahead of the 2020 Summer Olympics(AP)
A barge with the Olympic rings mounted on it floats in the water ahead of the 2020 Summer Olympics(AP)
Published on Jul 22, 2021 12:08 AM IST
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ByAvishek Roy, Tokyo

Srihari Nataraj breaches Olympic 'A' cut, awaits FINA's confirmation

Nataraj had come agonisingly close to the breaching the 'A' standard in the same event a couple of days back but missed it by 0.05 second after an effort of 53.90 seconds.
A file photo of Srihari Nataraj.(AFP)
A file photo of Srihari Nataraj.(AFP)
Published on Jun 27, 2021 11:06 PM IST
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Srihari sets national record but fails to make A 'cut' for Tokyo

The 20-year-old Bengaluru swimmer clocked 53.90 seconds bettering his own national record in the 100m men's backstroke event. However, it was not enough to make the 'A' mark for the Tokyo Games set at 53.85 seconds.
A file photo of Srihari Nataraj.(AFP)
A file photo of Srihari Nataraj.(AFP)
Published on Jun 25, 2021 10:25 PM IST
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PTI | , New Delhi

Srihari Nataraj confident of making Olympics A cut

In Uzbekistan, Nataraj broke his national record twice – heats (54.10s) and final (54.07s) – but fell short by just 0.22s of the Olympic cut.
Indian swimmer Srihari Nataraj(Srihari Nataraj / Twitter)
Indian swimmer Srihari Nataraj(Srihari Nataraj / Twitter)
Published on May 03, 2021 08:54 PM IST
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ByAvishek Roy, New Delhi

Swimmer Srihari Nataraj creates national record, wins second gold in Uzbekistan

The 20-year-old clocked 25.11 seconds to bag the top prize in the FINA-accredited Olympic qualifying event on Saturday night.
Indian swimmer Srihari Nataraj(Srihari Nataraj / Twitter)
Indian swimmer Srihari Nataraj(Srihari Nataraj / Twitter)
Published on Apr 18, 2021 02:33 PM IST
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PTI | , Tashkent

Srihari Nataraj on a quest to become first Indian Olympic qualifier in swimming

  • Srihari achieved the Olympics B qualification standard in 100m backstroke at the FINA World Junior Championships in 2019 with a national mark of 54.69s. But that doesn’t guarantee him an automatic berth for the Tokyo Olympics.
India's Srihari Nataraj(AP)
India's Srihari Nataraj(AP)
Updated on Apr 17, 2021 06:46 AM IST
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ByAvishek Roy

Swimming camp starts in Dubai after a day’s quarantine

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.
Representational image.(File)
Representational image.(File)
Updated on Aug 27, 2020 07:21 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByB Shrikanth

Three elite swimmers get permission to train in Dubai, Srihari Nataraj elated

India’s swimming sensation Nataraj looks forward to get back to pool after longest break.
India's Virdhawal Vikram Khade prepares to swim(AP)
India's Virdhawal Vikram Khade prepares to swim(AP)
Updated on Aug 15, 2020 12:42 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByAvishek Roy

Swimmers fret over staying out of pools, say it’s taking a toll mentally

Swimmers in the country have not entered the pools since March 25, when the first coronavirus-forced lockdown was announced. The latest Ministry of Home Affairs’ guidelines on the third phase of easing lockdown restrictions still prohibited the use of swimming pools till August 31.
Maharashtra Kamgar Kalyan Mandal public swimming pool shut due to government order as precautionary measure for Corona Virus at Parel, Mumbai, India.(Aalok Soni/Hindustan Times)
Maharashtra Kamgar Kalyan Mandal public swimming pool shut due to government order as precautionary measure for Corona Virus at Parel, Mumbai, India.(Aalok Soni/Hindustan Times)
Updated on Aug 02, 2020 02:08 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Looking to book berth in Tokyo Olympics: national record holder Srihari Nataraj

The 18-year-old Srihari Nataraj said his biggest goal is to win a medal at the 2024 Olympics.
India's Srihari Nataraj competes during an event.(AP)
India's Srihari Nataraj competes during an event.(AP)
Updated on Dec 21, 2019 01:08 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Kushagra Rawat, Srihari Natraj continue to shine with gold medals

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.
Srihari Natraj poses for photo after he won gold in men 100 metre backstroke swimming.(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)
Srihari Natraj poses for photo after he won gold in men 100 metre backstroke swimming.(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 26, 2019 11:36 PM IST
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Bengaluru | ByPress Trust of India

With swift backstrokes, Srihari stokes big hopes

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
India's Srihari Nataraj competes during his heat of the men's 100m backstroke during swimming competition at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018.(AP)
India's Srihari Nataraj competes during his heat of the men's 100m backstroke during swimming competition at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018.(AP)
Updated on Aug 29, 2019 09:32 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByB Shrikant

Srihari Nataraj breaks record again, finishes sixth in World Junior Swimming Championships

Srihari had on Thursday twice broken the national record in 50m backstroke. He clocked 25.52s in the semis after shaving 0.2 seconds off his national record in the heats.
India's Srihari Nataraj competes at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia.(AP)
India's Srihari Nataraj competes at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia.(AP)
Updated on Aug 23, 2019 11:39 PM IST
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Mumbai | ByHTC & Agencies

Nataraj seventh in world junior swimming, achieves ‘B’ qualifying mark for Tokyo Games

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.
A file photo of Srihari Nataraj.(AP)
A file photo of Srihari Nataraj.(AP)
Updated on Aug 21, 2019 11:39 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Swimmer Srihari looks to better timing for Olympic qualification

With the September 24-October 2 event being held in India for the first time in 20 years, it will be the best opportunity for Indian swimmers aiming for a Tokyo 2020 berth as it is an Olympic qualification event.
File image: India's Srihari Nataraj competes during his heat of the men's 100m backstroke during swimming competition at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta.(AP)
File image: India's Srihari Nataraj competes during his heat of the men's 100m backstroke during swimming competition at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta.(AP)
Updated on Aug 03, 2019 08:41 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Khelo India Youth Games: Manush Shah wins TT title, Srihari, Maharashtra top medals table

Maharashtra finished as the top team with 228 medals (85 gold, 62 silver, 81 bronze). Haryana with 178 medals (62 gold, 56 silver, 60 bronze) came second, followed by Delhi.
Updated on Jan 20, 2019 06:46 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByAbhishek Paul
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