Commonwealth Games 2022: Srihari Nataraj advances to 100m backstroke semis, Sajan and Kushagra crash out | Commonwealth Games 2022 News

BIRMINGHAM: Indian swimmer Srihari Nataraj clocked 54.68 seconds to qualify for the semifinals of the men’s 100 backstroke at the Commonwealth Games on Friday.
The 21-year-old from Bengaluru was the third fastest swimmer in his race and fifth overall.
If he had clocked his personal best of 53.77 seconds, he would have dominated the heats. The fastest swimmer on the board was South Africait is Pieter Coetze who clocked 53.91.
However, seasoned and newbie Sajan Prakash Kushagra Rawat failed to qualify for the semi-finals of their events respectively.
Prakash finished eighth in the heats with a time of 25.01 in the men’s 50 butterfly. The top 16 athletes qualified for the semi-finals.
Kushagra also finished last in the men’s 400m freestyle, stopping the clock at 3:57.45s.
Prakash and Kushagra are still alive in the competition as they will be competing in other events.
While Prakash will present his challenge in the men’s 100m and 200m butterfly, Kushagra will compete in the men’s 1,500m freestyle and 200m freestyle.

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