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Weary of waiting, swimmer Virdhawal Khade feels too late to make it to Tokyo Olympics

Government will lift a seven-month shutdown of pools due to Covid-19, but freestyle ace not sure time enough to touch A qualification mark that assures spot in next year’s Games.
India's Virdhawal Vikram Khade(AP)
India's Virdhawal Vikram Khade(AP)
Updated on Oct 11, 2020 04:16 PM IST
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Khade pulls out of swimming camp in Dubai citing ‘personal reasons’

Asian Games bronze medallist Virdhawal Khade on Tuesday pulled out of the two-month training camp being organised by the Swimming Federation of India (SFI) in Dubai for its Olympic hopefuls.
Virdhawal Khade swims.(Getty Images)
Virdhawal Khade swims.(Getty Images)
Updated on Aug 25, 2020 10:04 PM IST
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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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Khade awaits govt response on opening up pools too train

SFI had a few days back urged the sports ministry to allow elite swimmers to train at a designated centre, just like Olympics-bound hockey teams, track athletes and weightlifters are being allowed to do.
India's Virdhawal Vikram Khade(AP)
India's Virdhawal Vikram Khade(AP)
Updated on Jun 15, 2020 11:13 PM IST
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Pool still out of bounds, swimmer Khade mulls retirement

Khade, at 28 a veteran in the sport, says if the wait continues, he may have to quit. “Might have to consider retiring from swimming,” he tweeted on Sunday.
India's Virdhawal Vikram Khade(PTI)
India's Virdhawal Vikram Khade(PTI)
Updated on Jun 14, 2020 11:12 PM IST
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Might have to consider retirement if swimming pools don’t open for training: Virdhawal Khade

Khade said the delay in resumption of training would put the Indian swimmers at a huge disadvantage ahead of Tokyo Olympic Games.
India's Virdhawal Vikram Khade prepares to swim in his heat of the men's 100m freestyle during swimming competition.(AP)
India's Virdhawal Vikram Khade prepares to swim in his heat of the men's 100m freestyle during swimming competition.(AP)
Updated on Jun 14, 2020 04:15 PM IST
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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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India bag 9th gold at Asian Age Group Swimming Championships

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.
File photo of India’s Srihari Nataraj.(AP)
File photo of India’s Srihari Nataraj.(AP)
Updated on Sep 26, 2019 04:05 PM IST
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Virdhawal Khade wins gold in 50m freestyle but fails to make Olympic A cut

Virdhawal Khade clocked 22.59 seconds to finish ahead of Khurshidjon Tursunov (22.96) of Uzbekistan and Iranian Gharehhassanloo Benyamin (23.23).
Virdhawal Khade clocked 22.59 seconds.(Twitter)
Virdhawal Khade clocked 22.59 seconds.(Twitter)
Updated on Sep 25, 2019 09:56 PM IST
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Asian Games 2018: Srihari Natraj creates national record twice but finishes 6th, Virdhawal Khade 8th

Srihari Natraj created a national record to finish sixth in 200m backstroke while Virdhawal Khade ended last in the 50m butterfly at the Asian Games 2018 on Thursday.
India's Virdhawal Vikram Khade prepares to swim in 50m butterfly at the Asian Games 2018.(AP)
India's Virdhawal Vikram Khade prepares to swim in 50m butterfly at the Asian Games 2018.(AP)
Updated on Aug 23, 2018 08:03 PM IST
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Asian Games 2018: Virdhawal Khade betters own national record, qualifies for final

Overall, Khade was third behind China’s Hexin Yu (22.21) and Hong Kong’s Kenneth King Him To (22.38).
Vikram Virdhawal Khade of India competes in the men's 4x100m freestyle relay heats in the swimming event of the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou on November 16, 2010.(AFP/Getty Images)
Vikram Virdhawal Khade of India competes in the men's 4x100m freestyle relay heats in the swimming event of the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou on November 16, 2010.(AFP/Getty Images)
Updated on Aug 21, 2018 09:31 AM IST
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Asian Games 2018: Swimmer Sandeep Sejwal motivated to do well

The 29-year-old says with age he has gained in experience and has worked on a few technical aspects, which could fetch him better results.
India's Sandeep Sejwal poses with his bronze medal on the podium during the victory ceremony for the men's 50m breaststroke swimming event during the 17th Asian Games at the Munhak Park Tae-hwan Aquatics Centre in Incheon on September 26, 2014.(AFP/Getty Images)
India's Sandeep Sejwal poses with his bronze medal on the podium during the victory ceremony for the men's 50m breaststroke swimming event during the 17th Asian Games at the Munhak Park Tae-hwan Aquatics Centre in Incheon on September 26, 2014.(AFP/Getty Images)
Updated on Aug 06, 2018 05:29 PM IST
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