Since the first Commonwealth Games, which took place in 1930, swimming has been a competition.
However, India’s performance in the competition has been totally dismal since the country has only earned one medal in the competition so far, a bronze in the 50m freestyle by para-swimmer Prashant Karmakar.
India, who has only received one medal, will be hoping for a better performance this time. Three people have been chosen for the parasport competitions, while the swimming team has four members.
India has excelled in a number of sports, including wrestling, boxing, shooting, badminton, hockey, and others, but it is not yet recognised for producing swimmers of the highest calibre.
The profiles of every swimmer who will compete for India in the 2022 Commonwealth Games
Sajan Prakash will live in infamy as the first Indian swimmer to earn a straight qualification for the Olympics.
In the men’s 200m butterfly event at the 2021 Sette Colli trophy in Rome, Sajan Prakash set a new national mark with a time of 1:56.38 seconds. His performance helped him qualify for the Tokyo Olympics because it was faster than the OQT for the race, which was 1:56.48 seconds.
Sajan Prakash, who competed in swimming in Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020, will make history by swimming in both Olympic Games for India. But rather than being qualified directly, he received his spot in Rio using the universality quota.
After Gold Coast 2018, this swimmer, age 21, will compete in his second Commonwealth Games. The Indian skipped the 19th FINA World Championship in favour of the Singapore National Swimming Championships in 2022, where he took home gold medals in the 50- and 100-meter backstroke events with times of 25.69 and 55.32, respectively. He will compete in the 50-, 100-, and 200-meter backstroke events.
He is enjoying a fantastic season as he keeps making large splashes and demonstrating excellent form in the water. Advait won three gold medals and one silver at the just-finished Singapore national swimming tournament, completing a hat-trick of victories. The kid had a great start to 2019 after having an equally successful 2018.
He recently competed in the 19th FINA World Championships. He wants to perform to the best of his abilities as he competes in his first Commonwealth Games.
In the 400m freestyle, Rawat set a national record. He finished in 3:52.75 at the 2020 NSW State Championships in Australia.
The young man from Delhi plans to compete in the 200m, 400m, and 1500m freestyle events at CWG 2022.