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India’s star Srihari sets national record but misses out on ‘A’ cut of Tokyo Olympics


India’s star swimmer Srihari Natraj has already secured a B qualification time in the 800m freestyle, thus securing a ‘B’ qualification cut in the 1500m as well.

New Delhi. India’s Star Ready Srihari Nataraja ‘A’ in the 100m men’s backstroke event for the Sete Colli Trophy in Rome, Italy on Friday Olympic Qualification Missed the time. The 20-year-old Bengaluru swimmer improved his national record in the 100m men’s backstroke event with a timing of 53.90s. But this was not enough to get the cut ‘A’ time for the Tokyo Olympics which is 53.85 seconds. Another Indian swimmer Advait Page also set a national record. He clocked 15:23.66 seconds in the men’s 1500m freestyle event of the qualification event in Los Angeles, USA.

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Advait has already secured a B qualification time in 800m freestyle, thus securing a ‘B’ qualification cut in 1500m as well. It was Srihari’s last chance to get an A cut as the qualification time for the Tokyo Olympics ends on Sunday. Although Srihari has been nominated for the ‘University’ place, he can participate in the Olympics if no other Indian male swimmer has qualified for the Games or is not invited by FINA on the basis of B qualification time. . Sajan Prakash, who represented India at the 2016 Rio Olympics, will compete in Rome on Saturday. He will try to achieve an A qualification time in the men’s 200m butterfly event.

Disclaimer:Prabhasakshi has not edited this news. This news has been published from PTI-language feed.

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