In addition to Prakash and Nataraja, Delhi-based swimmers Kushagra Rawat and Madhya Pradesh’s Advait Page will make their debut in the quarterfinals.
The Swimming Federation of India (SFI) had secured four quota positions for the 2022 CWG and the national body announced that swimmers who finished sixth in their respective competitions in the 2018 Gold Coast CWG would be considered for the quota slot. Version.
SFI General Secretary Monal Chokshi said, “Shrihari, Sajan, Advait and Kushagra have finished sixth in the last Commonwealth Games in a one-year qualifying period. This cut-off standard is set by SFI.
The veteran Prakash will be looking for India’s first medal in the 200m butterfly event, for which he finished sixth. In addition, he will compete in the 50m and 100m butterfly events, which will be his third Commonwealth Games.
Sajan Prakash’s first gold medal in the 200m butterfly race.
On the other hand, Nataraja will compete in 50m, 100m and 200m backstroke. This will be the first major ticket competition for a Bengaluru swimmer since the Tokyo Olympics as the 21-year-old dropped out of the ongoing World Championships in Budapest.
Kushagra and Advait have qualified for the 1,500m freestyle. The former will also compete in the 200M and 400M freestyle.
The swimming competitions will be held from July 29 to August 3. India has yet to win a medal in skilled swimming at the Commonwealth Games.
Parasvimar Prashant Karmakar’s 50m freestyle bronze in the 2010 edition in New Delhi is India’s only CWG medal in the sport.
(With PTI input)
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