Shivani Kataria
Country India
Date of Birth 1999-08-20
Age 21 years
Birth Place India
Major Teams India
Playing Details 4x100 M relay,200 M Freestyle
Shivani Kataria, Shivani Kataria, 200m Women's freestyle women, Swimming
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    12th Rank (2.0930)


  • She is the only third Indian woman swimmer to qualify for the Olympics, aspires to finish high in 200m freestyle at the Rio Games.
  • Gold at South Asian games 2016



Shivani was selected for Rio as India's wild card entrant by the Swimming Federation of India after none came through the qualifiers.Not since 2004 Games has a woman competitor from India has com to the Olympics. On paper Shivani was the only one in contention if anything she had participated in the previous World Championship, a necessity for being considered for Olympic qualification.


So it is a dream come true and this Haryana girl will enter the water for the 200m freestyle event. As part of her preparations for Rio she was part of the FINA camp for Rio in Thanyapura in Thailand. The year long camp was intense training, something she had never attempted till then in her life. Do well in Rio and pose a stronger challenge in 2020 is her aim.