Nationals are held every year not once in four years, as accused by Veerdhawal. Moreover, the age-group nationals are also held in June-July every year. Also surprised by the comment that Richa Mishra is winning every race !!! There are quite a few very talented and up-coming girl swimmers, Maana Patel being one of them who will bring the first swimming medal for India from the 2020 Olympics - my prediction.
Khade is said by Indians to be the next Michael Phelps, the sensation of Beijing Olympics 2008, where he won 8 golds. What Khade & Sejwal can achieve in Rio, is a point of discussion, but the fact our govt has spent tons of money on training them abroad, & it is time they repay it.
Re: Next Michael Phelps
by bhaskar on Jun 09, 2016 12:13 PM
Phelps has achieved 8 golds but not with his individual contribution some were team events. It would have been better to buy the athletes rather than training them from the next olympic onwards which will give india and other nations an even chance in olympics and getting a medal. The US , Australia, China will they get a lesson to learn.
Re: Re: Next Michael Phelps
by vilas apte on Jun 09, 2016 01:54 PM
Why are you Bhaskar pitching for buying of foreign sportspersons, cannot India get golds or silvers on its own? China can get around 40 golds in each Olympics, why can't we, our recent jingoism in every matter specially getting the better of China with the aid of US should help us in Rio.