Maana Patel qualifies for Tokyo Olympics; Twitterati congratulate Indian female swimmer

New Delhi:  Maana Patel has become the first Indian female swimmer to qualify for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics through universality quota, confirmed Sports Authority of India(SAI) on Friday.

Maana is the third Indian swimmer who will take part in Tokyo 2020 as earlier Srihari Nataraj and Sajan Prakash have earned the automatic qualification (A time) for the Olympics.

Maana Patel becomes 1st female and 3rd Indian swimmer to qualify for Tokyo 2020

“Many congratulations to backstroke swimmer Maana Patel who becomes the 1st female and 3rd Indian swimmer to qualify for #TokyoOlympics Patel qualified through universality quota. #Cheer4India,” SAI tweeted.

Congratulatory messages pour in:

In June, the Swimming Federation of India (SFI) had announced Maana Patel as one of their nominations for the Universality Places for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. The nominations were communicated to FINA on June 20 through the Indian Olympic Association (IOA).

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