Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Teams for Asian Youth championship and World Championships

(The article appeared in The Hindu on June 10th, 2009, click here)

The Indian swimming camp for the Asian Youth championship, scheduled to be held in Singapore from June 29, is in full swing at Bangalore and according to Chief National coach S. Pradeep Kumar, the Indian squad will strive to return home with a few medals.

“The meet is important for us as the swimmers would aim not only for medals but also for good qualifying times for the World Youth championship,” said the coach. The Swimming Federation of India will also send a team for the FINA World championship scheduled to be held in Rome next month.

The teams: Asian Youth championship: Boys: A.P. Gagan, Aaron D’Souza, Aditya Roshan, Akash Rohit and Jasamdeep. Girls: Pratima Kollali, Arhata Magavi, Talasha Prabhu and T. Sneha.

World championship: Men: Virdhawal Khade, Sandeep Sejwal, J.P. Arjun, Ashwin Menon, Mandar Divase, J. Agnishwar and Praveen Tokas. Women: Faria Zaman, Talasha Prabhu, Vempa, Shubha Chittaranjan, Pooja R. Alva and Vandita Dharia.

1 comment:

Nanda said...

I believe they came back with 1 gold (Aaraon D'souza) and 1 silver/1 bronze (Arhata Magavi) from Singapore...right? Congrats to them! Hopefully more of the same in Rome also..at the least some finals appearances..