New Delhi: Indian players did not get any medals on the second day of Tokyo Olympics. In most of the games, our players got to face disappointment only. Something similar was also seen from the field of swimming. In which young swimmer Mana Patel’s dream of winning an Olympic medal was shattered.
these two swimmers out
Indian swimmers Srihari Natraj and Mana Patel’s campaign at the Tokyo Olympics came to a halt after the two young swimmers failed to qualify for the semi-finals of their respective events here on Sunday. The two swimmers, making their Olympic debuts, also failed to match their personal bests in the 100m backstroke events.
Srihari’s broken dream
Srihari finished sixth in the men’s 100m backstroke heat with a timing of 54.31s. The 20-year-old swimmer’s personal best is 53.77 seconds, which he did during the Sete Colli Trophy in Italy in June and qualified for the Tokyo Olympics. Srihari finished 27th out of a total of 40 swimmers. The top 16 swimmers made it to the semi-finals.
Mana, on the other hand, clocked 1: 5.20 seconds in the women’s 100m backstroke event. Zimbabwe’s Donata Katai topped her heat with a timing of 1: 2.73 seconds. Grenada’s Kimberley Innes finished third in heat one with a time of 1:10.24s. The 21-year-old Indian swimmer Mana had made it to the Tokyo Games on the basis of ‘University Quota’. She ranked 39th overall.