(Last Updated on : 01/07/2015)
Sachin Nag was an Indian swimmer of pre colonial era. He was a great swimmer champion of post-colonial era. His role in having a nationalist mind had a great contribution in making independence in India.
Early Life of Sachin Nag
Sachin Nag was born on 5th July in the year 1920 who later became a great swimming champion of India. Sachin Nag was born on 5th July 1920, in Varanasi
, Uttar Pradesh
in a Bengali family. In 1930 during the nationwide freedom movement when he was chased by police then this young boy was running and jumped into the Ganga River
to hide from police in between the boats.
Career of Sachin Nag
Sachin Nag was also on the London Olympics 1948 selection meet happened at Azad Hind Bags National corner. No other states players took part except Bengal and Mumbai
. Sachin Nag made a new record of 1 min and 4 second breaking his own record of 1 min 4.2 sec. Later Sachin Nag met with an accident. After 5 months of being bed ridden for some accident and only within 3 months of normal movement, setting a new record is indeed a sign of great achievement. On the basis of this trial Indian swimming team was formed for London Olympic. Sachin Nag was selected both in swimming and water polo events. He was the best water polo player of India and indeed he had no equal in that game in the country at that time. In the London Olympiad Sachin Nag scored four goals against Chile whom India beat by seven goals to four. But during the first Asian games, Sachin Nag was mysteriously dropped from the water polo side at the last moment when he was quite fit to play the game. Sachin Nag once again proved himself as the best and the fastest swimmer of India in 100 metres free-style at the time of selection trial in Madras for Helsinki Olympic in 1952. India did not win any medal in those Olympic because they did not have any idea about the international swimming style. Sachin Nag was 11 times State champion and 3 times All India champion and the first Asian champion and the greatest Indian swimmer India has ever produced. In 1938, Sachin Nag won the 1st prize in 6 km swimming competition on river Ganges. In 1938 the whole Bengal state level swimming at College Square, Kolkata, Sachin Nag won the 1st place defeating Madan Singh and Rajaram Sawoo in 100 & 400 meters free style competition. In the year, 1939 National Swimming Club and Taltala Institute organized competition where Sachin Nag again won.