Published by Darshana Jamindar
21-years-old Maana Patel will compete in the women’s 100m backstroke event at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics which will take place in Japan’s capital city from July 23 to August 8. Maana hails from Ahmedabad
While talking to media Maana said that she likes backstroke swimming very much. In childhood she was told to join swimming so that she can eat well. Maana has won 74 medals till now.
- Maana Patel qualified for the Olympics through the Universality quota
- Universality quota allows one male and one female athlete from a country to participate in the Olympics
- Maana Patel will join Sajan Prakash and Srihari Natarajan in India’s swimming squad in Tokyo
Maana made history on Friday as she became the first Indian female swimmer to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in Japan through the ‘Universality quota’.