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19th Asian Games: SFI announces a strong 23-member contingent in aquatic disciplines-swimming & diving

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Swimming Federation of India, SFI has officially announced a strong 23-member contingent in the aquatic disciplines-swimming and diving for the forthcoming 19th Asian Games to be held at Hangzhou, China in September this year.

The SFI Selection Committee met on 7th July 2023, Friday following the successful completion of the 76th Senior National Aquatic Championships, which was also a qualification meet for the 19th Asian Games in Hyderabad this week.
Highlighting the selection of nine women named in the swim team, SFI Secretary General Monal Chokshi said, it is also very encouraging to note that, these young women swimmers are aged between 14-19 years and have performed exceedingly well in the recently concluded championship.

The 23-member team comprises of 12 swimmers in the men’s category including the latest long-distance sensation Aryan Nehra of Gujarat who rewrote four national records in 400m medley, 400m, 800m, and 1500m freestyle at the recent 76th Senior National Aquatic Championships.

He will be joined by butterfly ace Sajan Prakash and backstroker Srihari Nataraj both of whom created history in 2021 by becoming the first-ever Indian swimmers to make the ‘A’ qualification cut for the Tokyo Olympic Games.

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