Khelo India College Video games 2021: Excited for the Race, Says Olympian Swimmer Srihari Nataraj Of Jain College

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Having returned to Bengaluru on Tuesday after this participation within the French Elite Nationwide Swimming Championships at Limoges, France, Olympian swimmer Srihari Nataraj is eagerly wanting ahead to representing the hosts Jain College on the upcoming Khelo India College Video games 2021 in Bengaluru.

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He mentioned, “The following few months main as much as the Commonwealth Video games and Asian Video games might be fairly thrilling for me as I plan to race in several meets every month and Khelo India College Video games is considered one of them. Swimming good races with none tapering within the lead as much as Commonwealth Video games and Asian Video games will assist me analyze the place I stand in my preparations.”

“This might be my first look on the Khelo India College Video games and I’m fairly enthusiastic about swimming in entrance of my dwelling crowd. I’m doubly excited to swim on the Jain College World Campus the place I’ve been racing since I used to be eight or 9 years outdated. I keep in mind we might have a contest yearly on the Jain College World Campus and I might characterize my Faculty Jain Heritage. I’ve some very fond reminiscences of swimming in that pool, particularly in my childhood as a swimmer. The campus has an excellent environment for sports activities,” acknowledged the youngest Indian swimmer to have made the Olympic Customary Time.

Srihari additional acknowledged that he appears ahead to robust competitors from Punjab College, which received the general championship within the inaugural version of the Khelo India College Video games in Odisha and in addition Anna College, Chennai which has a very good swim crew.

“I might be swimming some dash occasions which embrace 50m backstroke, 50m breaststroke, 50m freestyle and 100m freestyle other than relay occasions. I believe racing in opposition to Anna College’s Adithya Dinesh might be fairly accelerative, particularly within the 50m freestyle occasion. We each practice collectively and we virtually clock the identical time (23 seconds). I count on the relays to be game-changers within the swimming self-discipline on the KIUG 2021 with Universities sending their high swimmers,” he added.

Although Srihari didn’t have the perfect outing within the current French Elite Nationwide Swimming Championships, he believes there have been some vital takeaways from the meet in France.

He mentioned, “I used to be racing for the primary time because the Senior Nationals final October. Though I didn’t swim my greatest occasions in 100m backstroke, I did properly within the 200m backstroke clocking 2:03.27 and missed out on a medal in 50m backstroke by 0.2 fractions of a second. I used to be not tapered for this meet and would possibly begin tapering simply earlier than the CWG. After the KIUG 2021, I’ll race in Monaco subsequent month,” acknowledged Srihari, who was the star performer in Khelo India Youth Video games 2018 and in 2019. He used this platform to step up his efficiency and turn into a possible medal-winner on the Asian Video games 2022 for India.

“I nonetheless keep in mind the primary Khelo India Faculty Video games in 2018, Delhi the place I received 6 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze. It was my first expertise of a multi-discipline sporting occasion and it was very memorable. It’s nice that younger athletes are getting this sort of publicity, it absolutely helped me construct on my efficiency,” he concluded.

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