Sri Hari Nataraj in fifth place, Sajan Prakash’s campaign ends

Last update: August 02, 2022, 02:19 AM IST

CWG 2022: Indian swimmer Sri Hari Nataraj (AP)

Indian swimmer Sri Hari Nataraj finished fifth in the men’s 50m backstroke event, while Sajan Prakash’s campaign came to a halt after failing to qualify for the men’s 100m butterfly final in Birmingham.

Indian swimmer Sri Hari Nataraj finished a creditable fifth in the men’s 50m backstroke event, while Sajan Prakash’s campaign ended when he failed to make the men’s 100m butterfly final at the Commonwealth Games here on Monday. Failed. Sri Hari clocked 25.23 seconds in the final at the Sandwell Aquatics Center here.

Bangalore’s swimmers finished seventh in the 100m backstroke final on Sunday. Nataraj still has one more event left, the 200m backstroke.

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Prakash, on the other hand, could not capitalize on his second chance to make it to the 100m butterfly final as he finished last in the 16-swimmer semi-final with a time of 54.24 seconds. The Kerala swimmer was eliminated from the event after finishing seventh in the heat and 19th overall.

However, three swimmers, including a reserve, withdrew from the final, giving Prakash a second shot at making it to the final eight. With that, Prakash’s campaign in CWG ended. He also failed to make the finals of his other two events, the 50m and 200m butterfly.

On Sunday, he finished a disappointing ninth in the men’s 200m butterfly, his pet event.

Para swimmers Suyash Narayan Jadhav (31.30 seconds) and Niranjan Mukundan (32.55 seconds) finished fifth and seventh respectively in the men’s 50m freestyle S7 final.

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