Tokyo 2020: Sajan Prakash fails to qualify for semifinals

Sajan Prakash
Sajan Prakash. File photo: AFP

Tokyo: Indian swimmer Sajan Prakash failed to qualify for the men's 200m butterfly semifinals at the Tokyo Olympics after finishing fourth in Heat 2 here on Monday.

Sajan, who clocked a personal best of 1:56:38 in Italy last month to breach the A mark for Olympic qualification, could only manage 1:57.22 to finish 24th among 38 swimmers. The top-16 progressed to the semifinals.

The Keralite will compete in the 100m Butterfly on Thursday.

The other Indian swimmers at the Olympics, Maana Patel and Srihari Nataraj, have already exited the competition.

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