Swimmer Nataraj's personal best, gold inadequate for Olympics

Srihari Nataraj
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Srihari Nataraj

Swimmer Srihari Nataraj clocked your own best of 54.07 seconds to win gold within the guys’s 100 metres backstroke in Uzbekistan Open summertime Swimming Championships in Tashkent on Thursday. However, their overall performance had been slow compared to Olympic ‘A’ certification period of 53.85 seconds.

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

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Though he bettered their overall performance in last, it absolutely wasn’t good enough the Olympic ‘A’ certification level.

Bengaluru-based Nataraj’s earlier most useful ended up being 54.69 seconds, which he clocked in 2019 World Junior Championships presented in Budapest. It absolutely was the Olympic ‘B’ certification mark.

Sajan Prakash won gold into the guys’s 400m freestyle event, his third in the event. He had also won gold in 200m freestyle and 200m butterfly.

Likith SP, another promising swimmer from Bengaluru completed 2nd in males’s 100m breaststroke while S Danush won bronze.

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

The 2020 period had been disrupted by the pandemic and after cycling competitions resumed this present year, most of the six swimmers started chasing the ‘A’ certification time in their particular particular events.

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