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Post by jayakris » Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:40 am

Varma wrote:
Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:51 pm
The number of medals has a tale to tell :D.
Are you implying some पालक कहानी here?



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Post by prasen9 » Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:42 am

No, I think he was just saying that if we won 47 medals, the competition must not have been that tough.



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Post by Varma » Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:57 am

Yes, that's what I meant, Jay & Prasen.

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Post by prasen9 » Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:46 am

Neel Roy, who is in the Indian swimming team for the Asian Games, committed to Stanford. Even if I was not biased, in more ways than one, I would have said that he made the right choice. Here's to him making great progress!



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Post by arjun2761 » Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:20 pm

If his focus is on swimming, Stanford (and the Pac 12) are world class, for example, Katie Ledecky swims for Stanford. Of course, if his focus is on academics, then Stanford is also as competitive as it gets...



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Post by prasen9 » Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:00 pm

His focus is on swimming. Of course, as the son of parents who are both IIT grads and IIM-A grads, he is no slouch in academics.



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Post by jaydeep » Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:00 pm

Interesting article about an administrative goof-up while sending timing to the Asian Games organizers.

'A national travesty': The farce behind India's swimming duck
Eight national records. Finals in 10 out of 17 events. Zero medals.

But wait. There's more to India's swimming story at this Asian Games than what meets the eye.

Turns out, the Indian swimmers' entry timings were not sent to the Asian Games organizers in time for the competition. The Result? They were placed in the slowest heats.

"It's a national travesty. That's what it is. Our swimmers were forced to swim alongside the slowest and they had no one to pace against. It severely affected our chances," he says.

Ameen vouches that the Swimming Federation of India (SFI) had sent the timings of the swimmers to the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) well in advance.

"I am absolutely certain that the Swimming Federation of India (SFI) had forwarded the entry timings but not quite certain about what happened after that," he says.



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