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Asian Games 2018, Swimming Final: Sajan Prakash Fighting for Gold, Live Score, Latest Updates & Results

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedAug 19, 2018 18:23 IST

The action is underway!


18:23 (IST)19 AUG 2018

Do join us tomorrow as we bring you more updates from the pool.

Until then, it is a goodbye from all of us at Sportskeeda!

18:22 (IST)19 AUG 2018

That's it from the pool for today. Not a bad day for India, by any means. They could not get any medal, but getting into the final was definitely a commendable effort. Hopefully, Indian swimming will get inspired from this and excel further.

18:20 (IST)19 AUG 2018

The final standings of the men's 200m butterfly final

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The gold goes to China, as expected. Li Zhuhao gets the gold.

The silver and the bronze go to Japan and Singapore respectively.

18:15 (IST)19 AUG 2018

And the race is over! Sajan Prakash FINISHES IN FIFTH POSITION IN A FIELD OF SEVEN!

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At the 150m turn, Sajan's timing is 1:26.56

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At the 100m turn, Sajan's timing is 56.01

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And we are off!!!!!

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Can he get a medal? 

18:13 (IST)19 AUG 2018

Sajan Prakash will race for India in Lane 3!!!

18:12 (IST)19 AUG 2018

And the men's 200m butterfly event is about to get under way!

17:47 (IST)19 AUG 2018

We have another Indian in contention tonight as Sajan Prakash will be up in action in the 200m butterfly final. Can he get a medal?

Stay tuned. We'll bring you live updates of that final too.

17:46 (IST)19 AUG 2018

He might have finishes seventh, but it was still a commendable effort from the young Indian. Let us hope this experience will motivate him to excel further.

17:45 (IST)19 AUG 2018

The men's 100m backstroke final standings

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China, Japan and Korea take the top three podium finishes.

China's Xu Jiayu also makes a new Games record on his way to winning the gold medal.!

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With 56.19, Nataraj finishes in SEVENTH POSITION!!!!!

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Nataraj is in Lane 8

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The competitors are warming up

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The swimmers are being introduced now!

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The final will begin in about 5 minutes. Don't go anywhere as we bring you live updates.

17:05 (IST)19 AUG 2018

The final is likely to start in 15 minutes. Stay tuned to Sportskeeda.

16:59 (IST)19 AUG 2018

We have to wait for some time as the victory ceremonies of the previous events are going on.

Stay tuned as we bring you live updates.

16:55 (IST)19 AUG 2018

That's the line-up for the men's 100m backstroke final

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Nataraj is in the eighth place in the final. So he definitely has tough competition out there if he wants to win a medal.

But qualifying for the final and find a place among the best eight of Asia in his discipline was impressive, nonetheless!

16:47 (IST)19 AUG 2018

First up is the young prodigy, Srihari Nataraj. What a year he has been having! He impressed at the Commonwealth Games in April and broke the national record for the 100m backstroke event to qualify for the Asiad final!!!!

16:46 (IST)19 AUG 2018

Good afternoon! The first of the two swimming finals, involving an Indian, is about to get under way!

09:19 (IST)19 AUG 2018

He does so indeed! Sajan Prakash makes it to the Final of the Men's 200m Butterfly event!

09:19 (IST)19 AUG 2018

Men's 200m Butterfly Final Standings

09:18 (IST)19 AUG 2018

We will have to wait and see if he makes it to the final. 

09:18 (IST)19 AUG 2018

Sajan Prakash finishes is second after a closely contested heat! 

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The Indian has recorded 26.25 over the first 50m, 0.05 better than his closest opponent. 

09:17 (IST)19 AUG 2018

Prakash has the lead over the first 50m but not by much. Can he sustain it till the end?

09:17 (IST)19 AUG 2018

Sajan Prakash's Heat is underway! 

09:15 (IST)19 AUG 2018

Heat 2 is underway. Sajan Prakash's heat coming up shortly. 

09:10 (IST)19 AUG 2018

Heat 1 is currently ongoing, followed by Heat 2, and finally Sajan Prakash's Heat 3. 

09:09 (IST)19 AUG 2018

Men's 200m Butterfly event is underway! 

08:53 (IST)19 AUG 2018

Sajan Prakash in Heat 3

08:53 (IST)19 AUG 2018

One more event to go, which is, Men's 200m Butterfly. Sajan Prakash is representing India in this one! 

08:52 (IST)19 AUG 2018

Disappointment for Mani Arvind, though, as he is eliminated. 

08:52 (IST)19 AUG 2018

The Men's 100m Backstroke event is finished and Srihari Nataraj has qualified for today's Final!

08:52 (IST)19 AUG 2018

Srihari Nataraj has qualified for the Finals

08:42 (IST)19 AUG 2018

Three more Heats beofre the Finals list is confirmed. 

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Srihari Nataraj takes the first place as he finished the race in 55.86 seconda. Mani Arvind takes 58.09 seconds to do the same. 

08:41 (IST)19 AUG 2018

Great finish by both the Indian swimmers as they finish the first heat in 1st and 2nd position.

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Great start by both the swimmers who are in a 1-2 position at the 50m mark! 
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