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" To be there this time, competing with the best in the world, just gives me goosebumps."
She is the 21-year-old Indian woman swimmer Maana Patel who had sustained an ankle injury in 2019. Now when had made a comeback earlier this year, she is going to participate in the Tokyo Olympics 2020, it is learnt.
Maana has been confirmed through 'Universality” quota,it is learnt. The Universality quota allows one male and one female competitor from a country to participate in the Olympics, provided no other swimmer from the same gender qualifies for the Games or receives a FINA invite based on his or her Olympic Selection time (B time).