After a bunch of medals in the national championships, Srihari Nataraj is looking forward to fun in Abu Dhabi next month
Updated on Nov 06, 2021 01:43 PM IST
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.
Published on Jul 22, 2021 12:08 AM IST
, TokyoAvishek Roy
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.
Published on Jun 27, 2021 11:06 PM IST
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.
Published on Jun 25, 2021 10:25 PM IST
PTI | , New Delhi
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.
Published on May 03, 2021 08:54 PM IST
, New DelhiAvishek Roy
The 20-year-old clocked 25.11 seconds to bag the top prize in the FINA-accredited Olympic qualifying event on Saturday night.
Published on Apr 18, 2021 02:33 PM IST
PTI | , Tashkent
- 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.
Updated on Apr 17, 2021 06:46 AM 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
India’s swimming sensation Nataraj looks forward to get back to pool after longest break.
Updated on Aug 15, 2020 12:42 PM IST
New Delhi |Avishek Roy
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.
Updated on Aug 02, 2020 02:08 PM IST
New Delhi |Press Trust of India
The 18-year-old Srihari Nataraj said his biggest goal is to win a medal at the 2024 Olympics.
Updated on Dec 21, 2019 01:08 PM IST
New Delhi |Press Trust of India
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
Bengaluru |Press Trust of India
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
Updated on Aug 29, 2019 09:32 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | B Shrikant
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.
Updated on Aug 23, 2019 11:39 PM IST
Mumbai |HTC & Agencies
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
Hindustan Times, New Delhi |HT Correspondent
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.
Updated on Aug 03, 2019 08:41 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | HT Correspondent
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
Hindustan Times, Pune | Abhishek Paul