Srihari Nataraja finishes 5th in men’s 50m backstroke final
Indian swimmer Srihari Natraj finished a reliable fifth in the men’s 50m backstroke event, while Sajan Prakash’s campaign came to an end after failing to make the final of the men’s 100m butterfly at the Commonwealth Games here on Monday. Srihari clocked 25.23 seconds in the final at the Sandwell Aquatics Center here. The Bengaluru swimmer had finished seventh in the 100m backstroke final on Sunday.
Natraj still has one more event left, the 200m backstroke.
Prakash, on the other hand, could not take his second chance to make the final of the 100m butterfly as he finished last in the semi-finals of 16 swimmers with a timing of 54.24 seconds.
The Kerala swimmer was out of the competition after finishing seventh in his heat and 19th overall.
However, three swimmers including a reserve withdrew from the final which gave Prakash a second shot to make it to the last eight.
With this, Prakash’s campaign in the Commonwealth Games came to an end. He also failed to make the finals of his other two events – 50m and 200m butterfly.
On Sunday, he finished a disappointing ninth in the men’s 200m butterfly.
Para swimmers Suyash Narayan Jadhav (31.30 secs) and Niranjan Mukundan (32.55 secs) finished fifth and seventh respectively in the men’s 50m freestyle S7 final.
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