The nine-day sporting extravaganza, scheduled to be held between September 24 and October 2, is set to have over 40 countries and more than participants competing for top honours in four different aquatic disciplines, including swimming, diving, water polo, and the visually-mesmerizing artistic swimming. The event venues will be spread across the city with swimming to be held at Padukone-Dravid Centre for Sports Excellence from September 24 to 27, Water Polo to take place at the Sports Authority of India, Kengeri from September 24 to He further said that the support provided by the Government of Karnataka has ensured the mega event is conducted on-par with top world-class aquatic events.
The Philippine swimming team doubles its gold medal haul in the edition of the regional age group contest. Although it failed to hit a podium finish in the overall standings, the national junior swimming team managed to double its gold medal haul from last year's tournament held in Manila. The Philippines improved to 5th place off 8 golds, 13 silvers and 9 bronze medals, while resetting 1 senior national record and 5 junior records.
The nine-day sporting extravaganza will have over 40 countries and more than participants vying for top honours in four different aquatic disciplines such as swimming, diving, water polo, and the visually-mesmerizing artistic swimming. Nikhat was supposed to take on Vanlalduati in the first bout. The winner of the bout was supposed to fight Mary Kom, but it was not held on Tuesday.
Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju Tuesday said India has the potential to give traditional weightlifting powerhouses such as China and North Korea a run for their money. The Swimming Federation of India SFI seems to be in a buoyant mood and are looking to capitalise on the sparkling performances of their swimmers in the Asian Games in Jakarta as it plans to introduce national championship short-course and national inter-state championship for the first time. Indian weightlifters Ajay Singh and Achinta Sheuli finished first and third respectively in easier group B competitions at the Asian Weightlifting Championship on Monday.
Georgia Peregrina and Jerard Jacinto swam to the first place in the girls! Peregrina, a Fil-Australian swimmer who is also making her debut for Team Philippines, registered in her backstroke swim and Photo by Celest Flores-Colina.
The Bridge is now on Whatsapp. Subscribe to stay connected to the Indian Sporting Ecosystem. The last time India hosted this event was in and I am sure this Championships coming to India will spur the popularity of the sport with aspiring swimmers getting to watch their icons live in action.
That success in the event will work as an 'A' Qualification mark for the Tokyo Olympics has only added to the attraction of the meet. At the recent FINA World Championships we had a good participation with six swimmers, four Open Water swimmers and one diver qualifying to take part and some of them even improved the best Indian Performance record. In the previous edition held in Uzbekistan inIndia won 40 medals in swimming with 5 gold, 13 silver and 22 bronze while in diving India won 3 gold, two silver and three bronze medals. Traditionally, Indian swimmers have always done well at this competition and I am confident they will make use of the home advantage this time to surpass the previous edition's medal tally," said Monal Chokshi, Secretary General, Swimming Federation of India.
Nonetheless, the overall physique assembly scheduled on the identical day is one thing to look ahead to. Aside from saying dates and venue for senior nationals and the calendar — which incorporates plans for a brand new occasion known as the Federation Cup for seniors — the principle matter shall be concerning the Asian Age-Group Swimming Championships to be held in Bengaluru. Since the Asian Championships happen every four years, the federation took the decision to include two open categories.
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