Commonwealth Games 2018: Swimming Men's 200m Butterfly Final, Sajan Prakash fighting for medal, Live Updates

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedApr 07, 2018 15:16 IST

The event will start at 3:07 pm at the Optus Aquatic Centre.


15:16 (IST)7 APR 2018

That's all from this coverage, join us for Srihari Nataraj's semifinal later in the day. Goodbye!

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Chad Le Clos wins the gold with a games record.

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Sajan finishes last with a timing of 1:59.05.

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Sajan is falling back gradually, as the other competitors are surging ahead

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And the race starts

15:08 (IST)7 APR 2018

Here's the list of starters in the final:

Jacob Peters
Grant Irvine
Duncan Scott
Mackenzie Darragh
David Morgan
Chad Le Clos
Lewis Clareburt
Sajan Prakash

15:05 (IST)7 APR 2018

The event will start in a while

10:19 (IST)7 APR 2018

Hello and welcome to Sportskeeda's live coverage of the swimming Men's 200m Butterfly Final. Stay tuned for updates!

10:18 (IST)7 APR 2018

Day 3 of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 2018 draws to a close and it has been a rather successful day for India. Earlier on the day, India has already added a Gold medal to their tally with Sathish Sivalingam claiming victory in weightlifting. India's Table Tennis Women's team has also made it through to the next round, beating Malaysia 3-0 overall. They are now one victory away from a medal.

Indian swimmers have never been favorites however Indian Sajan Prakash has made India proud by qualifying to the final of the Men's 200m Butterfly Final. The 24-year-old swimmer from Kerala has done in the past as well winning a silver in 100 Meter Butterfly at the Asian Indoor Games, Ashgabat 2017.

He won 6 Gold & 3 Silver medals at the India National Games, Kerala 2015 making him the most decorated and best athlete of the Games held in 2015. He has also represented India at the 2016 Rio Olympic games in 200 Meter butterfly. India has high hopes from him to win a medal at the Commonwealth Games 2018. 
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