Saturday, 13 September 2008

Virdhawal Khade breaks the 50m Butterfly National record @ Junior Nationals

Olympian Virdhawal Khade continued his record breaking spree. He broke the National record in the 50m Butterfly at the Junior National Aquatic championships held at Amritsar from 31 August - 4 September. He clocked a time of 24.78sec to better the previous National record of 24.91sec which he had set at the Malaysia Open in May this year.

Virdhawal who swam the Junior Nationals as a train-through meet showed his class as he beat his competition by huge margins. He won all his events with new Junior National records and finished with the Best Male swimmer title.

Click here to get all the Junior National Swimming results (courtesy PDAAA - Pune District Amateur Aquatic Association).

Monday, 8 September 2008

Sandeep Sejwal too breaks into the World top 100

Olympian Sandeep Sejwal's amazing swims at the Beijing Olympic Games helped him become the first Indian swimmer to break into the top 100 in the world this year in two events - 100 and 200m Breaststroke.

Sandeep was ranked 92 and 96 in the 100 and 200m Breaststroke respectively (as of 17-Aug-08) as per FINA's World ranking.

In July this year Virdhawal Khade became the first Indian swimmer to break into the top 100 in the world this year in the 50m Freestyle.

Swimming is amongst the biggest sports in terms of participation and just making it into the World ranking list, i.e. top 150, is highly creditable considering the number of swimmers that compete around the world. Indian swimmers are steadily climbing up the ranks and making their presence felt in World swimming.

Go India Go!!