Swimmer Nataraj's individual best, silver not enough for Olympics

Srihari Nataraj

Srihari Nataraj

Swimmer Srihari Nataraj clocked your own best of 54.07 seconds to win silver into the guys’s 100 metres backstroke within the Uzbekistan Open summertime Swimming Championships in Tashkent on Thursday. But their overall performance was slow versus Olympic ‘the’ certification period of 53.85 moments.

Early in the day, when you look at the preliminary round of the men’s 100m, the 19-year-old Nataraj had clocked 54.10 moments.

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Though he bettered his performance in the last, it had beenn’t sufficient when it comes to Olympic ‘A’ certification mark.

Bengaluru-based Nataraj’s previous most useful had been 54.69 seconds, that he clocked in 2019 World Junior Championships presented in Budapest. It was the Olympic ‘B’ qualification level.

Sajan Prakash won silver into the males’s 400m freestyle event, their 3rd when you look at the competition. He previously also claimed gold in 200m freestyle and 200m butterfly.

Likith SP, another encouraging swimmer from Bengaluru finished 2nd in guys’s 100m breaststroke while S Danush won bronze.

Six Indians swimmers, including Prakash, had accomplished Olympic ‘B’ certification amount of time in the 2019. The ‘B’ qualification time does not guarantee a computerized berth the Olympics.

The 2020 period ended up being disturbed by the pandemic and after swimming competitions resumed this season, all six swimmers began chasing the ‘A’ qualification amount of time in their particular events.

Published at Thu, 15 Apr 2021 17:08:46 +0000