India gets Olympic berth in swimming

FINA, the world swimming body has granted India an Olympic berth in swimming. FINA awarded the berth to Karnataka swimmer Gagan AP Ulalmath in the men’s 1,500 metres freestyle event of the London Olympics under the ‘Universality’ quota.


  • Fédération Internationale de Natation (International Swimming Federation)
  • FINA is recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for administering international competition in the aquatic sports
  • Based in Lausanne, Switzerland.
  • FINA currently oversees competition in five aquatic sports: swimming, diving, synchronized swimming, water polo and open water swimming.


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