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Commonwealth Games 2018: Swimmer Sajan Prakash in men's 200m Butterfly finals

Sajan recorded a timing of 1:58.87 seconds to better his own national record of 1:59.10, and finish at the fifth spot in Heat 2 of the qualification round.

Published: 07th April 2018 10:14 AM  |   Last Updated: 07th April 2018 10:14 AM   |  A+A-

Commonwealth games medals (Twitter Photo: @GC2018)

By IANS

GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA: India's Sajan Prakash narrowly qualified for the final of swimming men's 200 metre Butterfly event of the 21st Commonwealth Games at the Optus Aquatic Centre here on Saturday.

Sajan recorded a timing of 1:58.87 seconds to better his own national record of 1:59.10, and finish at the fifth spot in Heat 2 of the qualification round.

England's Jacob Peters topped the qualifications, clocking 1:58.42 seconds.

Earlier, another Indian swimmer Srihari Nataraj entered the semi-finals of the men's 50 metre backstroke event.

Srihari recorded a time of 26.47 seconds to qualify in the ninth spot among 16 qualifiers in his category.

The Indian finished third in Heat 1 behind Australia's Mitch Larkin and Xavier Castelli of Wales.

Larkin had a time of 25.32 seconds while Castelli registered 25.91.

Zac Incerti of Australia qualified at the top of the overall standings by winning Heat 2 with a time of 25.05 seconds.

Larkin was second overall while Benjamin Treffers -- also of Australia -- was third with 25.52.

Treffers won Heat 3 ahead of Conor Ferguson (25.79) of Northern Ireland and Malaysia's Jian Han Tern (25.83).

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