Bhubaneswar, Aug. 15 -- New Delhi: Sports Authority of India (SAI) has approved two months training for three Olympic probable swimmers ahead of next years Tokyo Olympic Games.

The three swimmers are Virdhawal Khade (50m freestyle), Srihari Nataraj (100m backstroke), Kushagra Rawat (400m freestyle) and they will train at Dubai's Aqua Nation Swimming Academy from the first week of September. All three swimmers have breached the B qualification mark for the Olympics.

They will be accompanied with a coach at a cost of around Rs 35 lakhs, said SAI in a statement on Saturday.

Indian swimmers have not been able to train since March this year following the outbreak of novel coronavirus.

This decision to train in Dubai was taken in lieu of th...