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Sajan Prakash becomes first Indian swimmer to get direct entry in Olympics

Sajan Prakash became the first Indian swimmer to qualify for the Olympics with a timing of 1:56.38s in the men’s 200m butterfly event at the Sete Koli Trophy in Rome on Saturday. .

Sajan Prakash photo to go with swimming (Photo Credit: IANS)

New Delhi :

Sajan Prakash in Rome on Saturday Sete Koli Trophy He clocked 1 minute 56.38 seconds in the men’s 200m butterfly event. Qualify for Olympics (Sajan Prakash Olympics) He has become the first Indian swimmer to do so. Sajan Prakash (Sajan Prakash Time) The timing of 1 minute 56.48 seconds is better than the Olympic A qualification mark. Six Indian swimmers had achieved B qualification in the 2019-2020 Olympic qualification period. Qualifying B is a wild card entry while qualifying A is an automatic berth. Several Indian swimmers have participated in the Olympics before but none have qualified directly by breaking the A qualification mark.

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Along with this, Manu Bhaker and Saurabh Chaudhary together won the sixth consecutive medal in the 10m Air Pistol Mixed Team International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup. Earlier, both of them had won five gold medals but this time they could win silver. Manu and Soura lost 12-16 to Russian pair of Vitalina Batsarshkina and Artem Chenoursov in a gold medal match in Osijek, Croatia on Saturday. The Indian pair fought hard, leveling 6-6 and then fighting back 6-12 to take it back to 12-12, but this was not enough to beat the world-class Russian pair in the Olympic event.

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India now have one silver and two bronze medals in the ongoing Osijek Shooting World Cup and are ranked ninth in the medal tally. Russia currently tops the table with three gold medals with a total of seven medals. A total of 17 nations have medals at the Osijek ISSF Rifle/Pistol/Shotgun World Cup stage, the final world-class competition ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics next month.

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First Published : 27 Jun 2021, 08:17:31 AM

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