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New Delhi: Sports activities Authority of India (SAI) has permitted two months coaching for 3 Olympic possible swimmers forward of subsequent years Tokyo Olympic Video games.
The three swimmers are Virdhawal Khade (50m freestyle), Srihari Nataraj (100m backstroke), Kushagra Rawat (400m freestyle) and they’re going to prepare at Dubai’s Aqua Nation Swimming Academy from the primary week of September. All three swimmers have breached the B qualification mark for the Olympics.
They are going to be accompanied with a coach at a value of round Rs 35 lakhs, mentioned SAI in a press release on Saturday.
Indian swimmers haven’t been capable of prepare since March this yr following the outbreak of novel coronavirus.
This determination to coach in Dubai was taken in lieu of the present prevailing scenario as swimming swimming pools in India will not be but accessible as a security measure as a result of COVID-19 pandemic. The coaching in Dubai will permit athletes to practise and enhance their timing to “Olympic Qualification mark- A Time”, mentioned SAI.
The COVID-19 pandemic has compelled an unprecedented postponement of the Olympic Video games. Initially scheduled to be held from July 24 to August 9 this yr, the Tokyo Olympics will now be held from July 23 to August eight in 2021.
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