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Highlights from the National Aquatic Championships

In the ongoing 73rd Glenmark Senior National Aquatic Championship is being held to promote the competitive swimming amongst the Indian population and aims to provide the Indian swimmers with a platform to showcase their talent. Highlights from the 73rd Glenmark Senior National Aquatic Championship  Several national records were broken in the event with four national ..

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Rawat made ‘B’ time standard for 2019 FINA World Championships

Indian swimmer Kushagra Rawat made the ‘B’ time standard for the 2019 FINA World Championships and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after clocking 08.07.99 in the 800m freestyle category at the Speedo Thailand Age Group Championships at Bangkok. The B timing for men’s 800m freestyle for World Championship 2019 is 08:10.91 and Tokyo Olympics is 08:08.54. ..

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Malaysia strips of right to host 2019 World Para Swimming Championships

Malaysia has been stripped of the right to host the 2019 World Para Swimming Championships for threatening to refuse to allow Israeli athletes to take part. The decision was taken by International Paralympic Committee (IPC) after the Malaysian authorities failed to provide the necessary guarantees that Israeli Para swimmers could participate, free from discrimination, and ..

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Rikako Ikee becomes first female athlete to be named Most Valuable Player (MVP) at Asian Games

Japanese swimmer Rikako Ikee (18) became the first female athlete to be named the Most Valuable Player (MVP) at Asian Games after she scooped an unprecedented six gold medals in the Jakarta pool. She also won two silvers. With this, Ikee also became the first female athlete in any sport to win six gold medals ..

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Japanese swimmer Ikee Rikako named as Most Valuable Player (MVP) of Asian Games

Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) has chosen Japanese woman swimmer Rikako Ikee (18) as winner of Most Valuable Player (MVP) Trophy Award in 2018 Jakarta and Palembang Asian Games. With this, she became first female winner of MVP award, which OCA introduced at 1998 Asian Games in Bangkok, Thailand. She was presented with trophy and ..

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