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Sajan Prakash creates history, becomes first Indian swimmer to directly qualify for Tokyo Olympics


Sajan, a Rio Olympics 2016 player, entered the Tokyo Olympics ‘A’ Standard 0. Managed by 1 second. Tokyo Olympics A Standard One Minute 56 . is 48 seconds. The Kerala swimmer clocked a minute 56 in the Belgrade Trophy swimming competition last week. He took 96 seconds which was his national record.

New Delhi. Sajan Prakash became the first Indian swimmer to cross an Olympic ‘A’ qualification time, clocking a minute 56 in the men’s 200m butterfly category at the Sette Colli Trophy in Rome. Took 38 seconds. Sajan, a Rio Olympics 2016 player, entered the Tokyo Olympics ‘A’ Standard 0. Managed by 1 second. Tokyo Olympics A Standard One Minute 56 . is 48 seconds. The Kerala swimmer clocked a minute 56 in the Belgrade Trophy swimming competition last week. He took 96 seconds which was his national record. The Swimming Federation of India tweeted, “Historic moment for Indian Swimming. Sajan Prakash pulled out the Olympic qualification time. Congratulations.” Prakash will participate in the Tokyo Olympics swimming event along with Mana Patel. Mana has been nominated by the Swimming Federation of India.

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Prakash’s direct qualifying means that Srihari Nataraja will not be able to participate in the Tokyo Olympics, who was nominated under the university quota along with Mana. Natraj was 0 from qualifying in the 100m backstroke on Friday in Rome. Missed by 5 seconds. Under the university quota, one male and one female swimmer from the country gets a chance to play in the Olympics provided no one has qualified directly or is not invited by FINA on the basis of Olympic selection time (B). Prakash was always sure of scoring A mark. He told PTI in April, “I am not doing my best right now but I am sure I will soon. For this one has to be patient.” India’s Kenisha Gupta also set a national record in the 100m freestyle in Rome.

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

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