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Bengaluru, 10 July 2021: Karnataka Swimming Association (KSA) on Saturday presented Olympic-bound Swimmers Srihari Natraj and Sajan Prakash with Rs 2 lakh each, while Maana Patel, who earned her place through the universality quota, was handed a cheque of Rs one lakh. Their coaches, both Dronacharya Awardees Pradeep Kumar and Nihar Ameen were given Rs 50,000 each as a token of appreciation by the KSA. The felicitation ceremony was sponsored by Aqvastar, leading swimming pool equipment company.
While Dubai-based Sajan Prakash and Pradeep Kumar joined in virtually, Srihari, Maana and their coach Nihar were present on the occasion.
Gopal Hosur, president, KSA congratulated the swimmers, presented them with a momento and wished them luck for the Tokyo Games.
K Govindraj, MLC and president, Karnataka Olympic Association, who graced the occasion, while conveying his best wishes to the swimmers stated that the state government has announced a cash award of Rs 10 lakh for Karnataka’s Srihari and the same will be handed over to him before his departure to Tokyo next week.
In a huge boost to Karnataka swimming, Mr. Govindraj, said the government is in the process of finalising five acres of land for the promotion of basketball and two acres would be provided from that for the betterment of swimming. Mr. Govindraj and Mr. Hosur will work together to put forward the proposal to the honourable chief minister.
by Dr Sneha T
Shoulder injury is highly prevalent among elite swimmers. It occurs due to microtrauma caused by repeated overhead movements and high training load and is often described as an overuse injury.
What is the swimmer's shoulder?
Shoulder pain is the most reported musculoskeletal injury in swimmers, often referred to as the swimmer's shoulder(1-3). Swimmer's shoulder occurs due to pathology in the shoulder's anterior lateral aspect, often but not always confined to the subacromial region(4, 5). The conditions associated with this condition include impaired posture and increased glenohumeral joint mobility, decreased neuromuscular control, or hampered muscle performance(4, 5). Mechanical factors influencing this pathology include overuse, misuse, abuse, or disuse(4, 6). In few advanced cases, swimmers with this condition may even have the pathology of the rotator cuff, long head of the biceps, or glenoid labarum(5-8).
by Malavika Vishwanath
Over the past month, Sajan Prakash and Srihari Nataraj rewrote the history of Indian swimming by becoming the first two Indian swimmers to achieve automatic qualification standards for the Olympics. Their accomplishments mark the peak of men’s swimming performances in India, which have been improving consistently over the past decade. Starting with the historic four-man roster sent to the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Indian men have been delivering international-calibre performances, and have consistently achieved multiple qualification standards every Olympic cycle.