FINA World C’ships: India’s Sajan Prakash finishes 25th, fails to progress to final

NEW DELHI, 20 Jun: Ace Indian swimmer Sajan Prakash failed to move to the semifinals, finishing 25th in the men’s 200m butterfly event of FINA World Championships in Budapest, Hungary.
The 28-year-old clocked 1:58.67 to finish eighth in his heat. The top five swimmers from his heat progressed to the semifinals. The two-time Olympian, who is coming off a shoulder injury, was ranked 25th in the overall list.
His personal best in the event is 1:56.48, which he clocked last year to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics. In the men’s 800m freestyle event, Delhi swimmer Kushagra Rawat finished 23rd.
The 22-year-stopped the clock at 8:15.96 to finish fifth in his heat, failing to progress to the finals. (PTI)