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Swimming World Championships: Sajan Prakash finishes 25th in 200m butterfly; Kushagra 23rd in 800m freestyle

Indian swimmers Sajan Prakash and Kushagra Rawat failed to qualify for semifinals in the ongoing FINA World Championships.

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Indian swimmer Sajan Prakash [Source: AP]

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PTI

Updated: 2022-06-20T17:19:13+05:30

Ace Indian swimmer Sajan Prakash failed to move to the semifinals, finishing 25th in the men's 200m butterfly event of FINA World Championships in Budapest, Hungary. The 28-year-old clocked 1:58.67 to finish eighth in his heat.

The top five swimmers from his heat progressed to the semifinals. The two-time Olympian, who is coming off a shoulder injury, was ranked 25th in the overall list. His personal best in the event is 1:56.48, which he clocked last year to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics.

In the men's 800m freestyle event, Delhi swimmer Kushagra Rawat finished 23rd. The 22-year-stopped the clock at 8:15.96 to finish fifth in his heat, failing to progress to the finals. Kushagra had clocked the personal best of 8:08.32 in the 800m freestyle event last year during the Senior National Aquatic Championships. The top eight swimmers move to the final in the event.

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