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India in Asian Age Group Swimming Championship

Forty-four Indians will compete in the Asian Age Group Swimming Championships. Bengaluru will host the tenth AASF Asian Age Group Championships 2019 for the first time

Pallavi Chanana
Last updated: 25.09.2019
India wins gold on the opening day by Kushagra Rawat | Sports Social Blog

The 10th Asian Age Group Swimming Championships, which gets underway on the Padukone-Dravid Centre for Sports Excellence, offers the nice opportunity for swimmers to intention for the A-cut for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.


The nine-day opposition, considered as the biggest aquatic championships in Asia, will see over a thousand members taking part in 4 disciplines namely swimming, diving, water polo and inventive swimming.


Forty four Indians will compete in the Asian Age Group Swimming Championships. Bengaluru will host the tenth AASF Asian Age Group Championships 2019 for the first time, giving the Indian swimming lovers an opportunity to witness the biggest aquatic event inside the continent.


The nine-day sporting extravaganza, scheduled to be held between September 24 and October 2, is about to have over forty nations and greater than 1200 individuals competing for pinnacle honours in 4 unique aquatic disciplines, together with swimming, diving, water polo, and the visually-captivating creative swimming.


The occasion venues can be spread throughout the city with swimming to be held at Padukone-Dravid Centre for Sports Excellence from September 24 to 27, Water Polo to take area at the Sports Authority of India, Kengeri from September 24 to 30.


Diving might be held at the Sports Authority of India, Kengeri from September 29 to October 2 and Artistic swimming could be performed on the Kensington Swimming Pool, Ulsoor from September 29 to October 2.


The 10th AASF Asian Age Group Championships will also witness top swimmers from Japan, China, North Korea, South Korea, Hong Kong, Malaysia, and Singapore.


The closing time India hosted this event was in 1999 and I am certain this Championships coming to India will spur the recognition of the game with aspiring swimmers getting to observe their icons stay in movement. Traditionally, Indian swimmers have always done well at this opposition and I am confident they will make use of the home advantage this time to surpass the previous edition's medal tally,"

Bengaluru is the most favored town for Olympians and pinnacle Indian swimmers to teach and excel.



India’s achievement in Asian age swimming championship 2019


India kickstarted a thrilling campaign on the opening day of the 10th Asian Age Group Swimming Championships through prevailing gold in the 4 x 100m freestyle relay occasion. The Championships occasion is hailed because the pleasant platform to gauge Olympians Sajan Prakash, Virdhawal Khade, and teenager Srihari Nataraj in opposition to Asia’s fine earlier than the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.


Kushagra Rawat was the star for India with two golds on the opening day of the Asian Age Group swimming championship at the Padukone-Dravid Center for Sports Excellence here on Tuesday.

The 19-year-old, who has already achieved the B-mark Olympic Standard Time in 800m freestyle, set a new meet record by clocking 8:10.05s. But it was his performance in the 200m freestyle earlier in the evening, where he pipped Syrian opponent by three-hundredths of a second, that caught the eye. His timing of 1:52.30s was a new personal best, better by 0.6 seconds.




The quartet of Srihari Nataraj, Anand Anilkumar, Sajan Prakash and Virdhawal Khade opened India's medal account on the first day of competition by means of clinching the gold inside the 4x100m guys's freestyle relay at the Asian Age Group Championships on Tuesday.

The Indian group clocked a time of 3:23.72 seconds, almost five seconds faster than Iran, who completed 2d with a time of three:28.Forty six seconds and Uzbekistan, who finished 1/3 clocking 3:30.59 seconds.


First to get off the blocks for India, Srihari ensured his crew got off to a flying start as he touched the pads at 50.Sixty eight seconds while Iranian swimmer Sina Gholampour finished behind him at 51.42 seconds.


Anand, who got here in subsequent, turned into brilliant as he saved up the lead. He swam the space in fifty one.28 seconds while Sajan, swimming the third hundred, clocked fifty one.37 seconds.


Virdhawal's powerful 50.39 seconds on the clock at the very last 100m assured India's area on pinnacle of the rostrum.


In the women 4x100m freestyle relay for open class, the Indian group comprising Rujuta Khade (59.83s), Divya Satija (1:01.61s), Shivani Kataria (fifty nine.57s) and Maana Patel (fifty nine.75s) received the silver medal with a total time of 4:00.76 seconds.


India's 2nd silver medal got here within the 4x100m freestyle relay for institution II boys. The team presenting Vedaant Madhavan (fifty five.27s), Utkarsh Patil (57.10s), Sahil Laskar (54.83s) and Shoan Ganguly (fifty four.29s) clocked a complete time of 3:forty one.Forty nine seconds.


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