There may not be any hyped films or documentaries about Indian sportspersons from the swimming discipline till date. However, that does not mean that swimmers hailing from India do not have quite a few feathers in their hats to boast of.
Here are the top 5 achievements by Indian swimmers in various events acorss the globe so far.
- Sachin Nag
Born in Varanasi to a humble Bengali family in the year 1920, Sachin Nag is easily the first ever pioneer among Indian swimmers till date. He was the first ever Indian to qualify for the Olympics in this discipline, setting a record during the national qualifiers. He also qulaified in the Water Polo discipline.
Nag had been participating in local swimming events in the Ganges and had won the 10 km and 6 km races quite a few times. He went on to become the state champion 11 times and the All India champion thrice. His biggest achievements include a gold medal in 100 meters freestyle at the 1951 Asian Games along with two bronze medals in 400 meter freestyle relay and 300 meters medley relay.