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A backstroking phenom, Ahmedabad’s Maana Patel has been wreaking havoc on the Indian Swimming age record boards, overwriting some stellar names in the process.
Hailing from Ahmedabad, the 21-year-old has got Olympic berth in 100 meter, becoming first Indian woman swimmer to be at Tokyo.
The B Com (honours) graduate from SMPIC, Ahmedabad will compete in Tokyo in the women's 100m backstroke after world governing body FINA approved her participation under the universality quota following some strong performances in European meets in the last three months.
India will now have three swimmers competing in their respective events at the Summer Games for the first time in history. Sajan Prakash was the first Indian swimmer to achieve the Olympic ‘A’ cut last month.
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