Sajan Prakash, who was adjudged the best athlete at the 35th National Games, has so far achieved the best ranking amongst all Indian swimmers at the ongoing 16th FINA World Championships held in Kazan, Russia. Prakash grabbed the 31st place out of 40 swimmers in the Men’s 200m Butterfly Heats on Tuesday. The Indian clocked 2:01.63sec.
Sandeep Sejwal brought some cheer to the camp
However, so far, none of the Indian swimmers have managed to qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympics. The closest was Asian Games bronze medallist Sandeep Sejwal who bettered the Olympic Selection ‘B’ Time of 1:02.69sec in the Men’s 100m Breaststroke competition.
The other Indian results from the World Swimming Championships so far:
On Tuesday, Sejwal was also in action. His timing in Men’s 50m Breaststroke was 28.57sec and he finished 40th out of 76 participants.
Earlier, in Men’s 200m Freestyle, Aaron D’Souza managed a timing of 1:52.00sec to take the 56th position out of 79 swimmers. In 100m Breaststroke, Sandeep Sejwal finished with a timing of 1:02.17sec to be 36th out of 75 contestants.
In 400m Freestyle Men’s, Saurabh Sangvekar too could not do much as he could only get a 60th place out of 68. He clocked 4:02.57sec.
It was a disappointing show from the Indian team in the Men’s 4x100m Freestyle relay competition. The team consisting of Aaron D’souza (51.38sec), Virdhawal Khade (51.70sec), Saurabh Sangvekar (53.56sec) and Sajan Prakash (52.32sec) finished a lowly 30th out of 30 teams in this category. Their total timing was 3:28.96sec.