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Swimming: Aryan Nehra books Asian Games, World Championship spots

The Indian swimmer improved immensely on his timing in the 800m freestyle event to book his Asian Games 2023 spot.

Aryan Nehra Swimmer

Aryan Nehra


The Bridge Desk

Published: 17 April 2023 10:34 AM GMT

19-year-old Indian swimmer Aryan Nehra booked an Asian Games 2023 spot in the Men's 800m and 1500m events after clocking 8:03:15 and 15:29:92 respectively at the TYR Pro Swim Series 2023 in Chicago. Moreover, Nehra also clinched the B-cut qualification for the upcoming World Championships set to be held in Japan in July 2023.

Not only did the Gujarat lad confirmed his Asian and Worlds spots, but he also created Personal Bests in Men's 400m Freestyle, 400m Individual Medley, 800m Freestyle, and 1500m Freestyle. He clocked 3:56:17 in 400m Freestyle and 4:28:50 in 400m Individual Medley.

Previously, his PBs were 8:09:68 (800m Freestyle), 15:38:00 (1500m Freestyle), 3:58:34 (400m Freestyle), and 4:35:36 (400m Individual Medley). The youngster showed immense improvement in the Chicago tournament and will be hoping to continue his fine form leading up to the World Championships, and then the Asian Games in China.

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