LIVE Asian Games 2018 Day 3, Swimming: Virdhawal Khade fighting for gold

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedAug 21, 2018 16:43 IST

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That's it from swimming from today. Khade has undoubtedly been the best Indian performer in swimming so far at this Asiad. Proving his class once again just like he has done before.

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Khade already has a bronze medal in 50m butterfly that he won in 2006. But he could have added another one today. How unfortunate was he to lose by 1/100th of a second!

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The final standings of the Men's 50m Freestyle final

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With 22.47 seconds, Khade finished just 0.01 seconds behind the 3rd placed Nakao. That was a MISS BY A WHISKER!!!!!

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Khade was denied a medal yet again

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China's Yu Hexin takes the GOLD!

Japan's Nakamura and Nakao take the SILVER AND THE BRONZE RESPECTIVELY!

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We are waiting for the final standings!

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Khade misses out on a medal!

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here we go!

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The swimmers have been introduced and they are warming up!

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Can he get a MEDAL????

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Khade has created a new national record in the heats and is overall in the 3rd position!

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Good afternoon! The Men's 50m Freestyle final is about to begin!

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He will return later in the day for the final. 

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Virdhawal Khade has also set a new National Record after his stunning swim! 22.43 the timing. 

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Final list

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The Indian has finished with the THIRD best timing in the heats overall and will be back later on in the day for the final. 

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Virdhawal Khade qualifies for the final! 

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Khade in a good position to qualify for the Final. Anshul Kothari, on the other hand, doesn't look likely to make it to the final. All six heats are done. Official standings coming up. 

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End of Heat 5

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Official confirmation coming up. 

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Khade has finished his heat in the first position with a timing of 22.43! 

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Heat 5 start list

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Khade's heat coming up. 

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End of Heat 1

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Kothari's heat has finished with the Indian in the no. 1 spot! 

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Anshul Kothari is in heat 1 of this event. Khade, on the other hand, is in heat 5. 

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Hello and Welcome to Sportskeeda's coverage of the Asian Games! Next up is Swimming!

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The eighteenth edition of the pan-Asian games come to us from Indonesian cities of Jakarta and Palembang, where over five hundred and fifty Indian sportspersons will try to win medals for the country.

Day Two of the Asian Games was action-packed as India won a few medals. There was also progress on other fronts.

Vinesh Phogat won the Gold medal in Women's wrestling, while Deepak Kumar and Lakshay won the Silver in Shooting. As a result, after Day Two, India has a total of Five medals in their account. There was progress elsewhere, as six out of seven Indian representations made it through to the next round in tennis.

Swimming action continues on Day Three of the games. So far, the swimmers have been somewhat promising but are still far away from that elusive medal.

India's Virdhawal Khade and Anshul Kothari will step up to the pool today, in the hopes of winning a medal in Men's 50m Freestyle event. 
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