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

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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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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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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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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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Stephanie Rice aiming to produce Olympic champion from India by 2028
Australian swimming ace Stephanie Rice is set to open the Stephanie Rice Swim Academy in India.

It’s not often that you get to train with three-time Olympic gold medallist swimmer and a five-time World record holder. But that’s soon going to be a reality as former Australian swimming ace Stephanie Rice is set to open the Stephanie Rice Swim Academy in India.

The revenue for the academy is still not finalised; she is slated to meet sponsors and partners over the next week. Through the academy, Rice hopes to see one of her Indian wards making a podium finish in the 2028 Olympics.


Is there any particular reason behind launching your academy in India?

I love the country so much. When I was swimming, I had so much support from the Indian press. When social media came in, I got so much support from India. I could not understand where this was coming from, I had never competed in India, I am neither from India nor do I have Indian heritage. After retiring, I decided to come to India and see what this is and if this is real. Then I was given the role to do the Olympic coverage for India (in 2016) and that gave me an exposure and understanding about the current level of swimming in the country and witness people like P.V. Sindhu or Dipa Karmakar breaking through.

Having done the commentary stint with Pro Kabaddi League, I had a better understanding. Living here for four-five months, watching the coaching programmes, talking to current swimmers gave me a better understanding. I could have taken my swimming academy anywhere in the world and it would do well. But I want to do it in India because I feel it’s a country I love and also it has the market where I can make biggest impact and have biggest growth. If I did it in Australia, there are so many other programmes. This is something I can give back to the sport. That feels meaningful.

What are your thoughts on Indian swimmers?

There are a lot of amazing swimmers in India right now. Unfortunately, a lot of them don’t train in India. They train in the US and Thailand. I would love to bring those athletes back home at the Stephanie Rice Swimming Academy. I would like to have them trained under high-level coaches in India. Some of them I have spoken to — through social media or seminars, they really want to understand all the components that go into high performance. Of course, a key part of it is coaching and I think I can help them with that. Also help them with nutrition and other components. I want to hit all those components in the academy and have somebody take care of all those things.

What are India’s chances?

In terms of India, I think there are a couple of athletes who will go close to the semifinals. I don’t think they will make the semis, because if you look at US, Australia, China, Japan — they all are really strong. Tokyo is going to be a harder one but by 2024, especially if you are training at my academy, I am confident of producing someone who will at least reach the final. If not the final, in the next four years, they are going to be in top eight of the world. In 2028, if we get someone on the podium, that will be a dream come true!

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