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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.

Sajan Prakash

Indian swimmer Sajan Prakash (AP)



Updated: 20 Jun 2022 11:49 AM GMT

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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