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CWG 2018: Live Updates - Men's 50m Butterfly + 100m Backstroke

Indian action today in the Butterfly and Backstroke events
Updated: 05 April 2018 08:07 IST - Published: 05 April 2018 06:27 IST
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That's it from us here for now... Do tune in back in the afternoon to see how the two Indian swimmers go in the semis

Have a good morning y'all!
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The semis for both events are scheduled to take place later today, beginning at around 3.30 PM
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2 swimmers through

If you're just tuning in, we've been covering action at the Optus Aquatic Centre where two Indian swimmers have made it from the HEATS into the SEMIFINALS

Virdhawal Khade with a time of 24.52 secs is through to the semis of the MEN's 50m BUTTERFLY 
Srihari Nataraj with a time of 56.71 secs is through to the semis of the MEN's 100m BACKSTROKE

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Here are the 16 swimmers going through to the semis in the MEN'S 100m BACKSTROKE

India's Nataraj in the semis

(All times in seconds)

Mitch Larkin, Australia - 54.02
Luke Greenbank, England - 54.62
Bradley Woodward, Australia - 54.71
Corey Main, New Zealand - 54.99
Elliot Clogg, England - 55.08
Markus Thormeyer, Canada - 55.26
Benjamin Treffers, Australia - 55.30
Xavier Castelli, Wales - 55.31
Conor Ferguson, Northern Ireland - 55.54
Calvyn Justus, South Africa - 55.69
Craig McNally, Scotland - 56.19
Martin Binedell, South Africa - 56.37
Harry Shalomon, Jersey - 56.41
Jason Arthur, Ghana - 56.52
Srihari Nataraj, India - 56.71 
Thomas Hollingsworth, Guernsey - 57.61

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So the Men's 100m Backstroke HEATS have also been completed and looks like there is some positive news...

Srihari Nataraj is going through to the semis
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So here are the final RESULTS from the Men's 50m BUTTERFLY event. The following swimmers will be going to the semis...

India's Khade is through to the semis

(All times in seconds)

1. Chad Le Clos, South Africa - 23.53
2. Dylan Carter, Trinidad & Tobago - 23.62
3. Ryan Coetzee, South Africa - 23.94
4. Grant Irvine, Australia - 23.95
5. Daniel Hunter, New Zealand - 24.01
6. Jacob Peters, England - 24.19
7. David Morgan, Australia - 24.21
8. Sam Perry, New Zealand - 24.23
9. Sean Campsie, Scotland - 24.32
10. Bradley Tandy, South Africa - 24.41
11. Calum Bain, Northern Ireland - 24.45
12. Scott McLay, Scotland - 24.49
13. Virdhawal Khade, India - 24.52
14. Josiah Binnema, Canada - 24.57
15. Ralph Govieia, Zambia - 24.62
16. Abeku Jackson, Ghana - 24.68
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RESULTS Men's 100m Backstroke - HEAT 1

1. Elliot Clogg, England - 55.08 secs
2. Benjamin Treffers, Australia - 55.30 secs
3. Xavier Castelli, Wales - 55.31 secs
4. Martin Binedell, South Africa - 56.37 secs
5. Srihari Nataraj, India - 56.71 secs
6. Thomas Hollingworth, Guernsey - 57.61 secs
7. Erico Cuna, Mozambique - 1:01.27 mins
8. Joshua Yon, Saint Helena - 1:13.01 mins
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Just like Khade in the 50m Butterfly, Srihari Nataraj has also finished 5th in his HEAT
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SIRHARI also 5th

Aaaand.... it's 5th for the Indian
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He is in HEAT 1 with some very strong swimmers...
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Moving on... we go to the Men's 100m Backstroke where we have SRIHARI NATARAJ competing
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OFFICIAL HEAT 7 - Men's 50M BUTTERFLY

Top 3
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1. Chad Le Clos, South Africa - 23.53 secs
2. Jacob Peters, England - 24.19 secs
3. Sean Campsie, Scotland - 24.32 secs
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And the final HEAT from the Men's 50m Butterfly features the sensational Chad Le Clos from South Africa who had a brilliant Rio Olympics. He's one of the favourites here for the gold.
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OFFICIAL HEAT 6

Top 3
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1. Dylan Carter, Trinidad & Tobago - 23.62 secs
2. Grant Irvine, Australia - 23.95 secs
3. Daniel Hunter, New Zealand - 24.01 secs
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Personal Best?

Khade actually performed close to his personal best. His time of 24.52 secs was not far off from his personal best of 24.50 secs

Prakash however was well below his personal best mark of 24.91 secs
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OFFICIAL HEAT 5, a blistering HEAT one must say...

RESULTS
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1. Ryan Coetzee, South Africa - 23.94 secs
2. David Morgan, Australia - 24.21 secs
3. Bradley Tandy, South Africa - 24.41 secs
4. Calum Bain, Northern Ireland - 24.45 secs
5. Virdhawal Khade, India - 24.52 secs
6. Abeku Jackson, Ghana - 24.68 secs
7. Sajan Prakash, India - 25.11 secs
8. Jie Chan, Malaysia - 25.20 secs

Just look at those blistering times at the top...
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You actually feel for the two Indian swimmers here... there were some heats with much slower times posted amongst the top 3. A bit of bad luck that they both featured in this very fast HEAT.

Official timings from HEAT 5 coming right up...
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Meanwhile OFFICIAL results HEAT 4

Top 3
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1. David Thompson, Northern Ireland - 24.77 secs
2. Igor Mogne, Mozambique - 25.23 secs
3. Lim Keith Kit Sern, Malaysia - 25.25 secs
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Indians finish 5th and 7th!

And we are done... HEAT 5 in the 50m Butterfly is done.

Virdhawal Khade has finished 5th in his HEAT with a time of 24.52 secs while Sajan Prakash has finished 7th with a time of 25.11 secs
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Meanwhile, COMPLETED HEAT 3

Top 3
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1. Steven Maina, Kenya - 26.02 secs
2. Erico Cuna, Mozambique - 26.11 secs
3. Hilal Hilal, Tanzania - 26.32 secs
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HEAT 5 is about to commence... Let's see how Prakash and Khade go...
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The HEATS are getting done nice and quickly here...

COMPLETED HEAT 2

Top 3
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1. Paul Elaisa, Fiji - 26.94 secs
2. Gregory Anodin, Mauritius - 27.09 secs
3. Andrew Fowler, Mauritius - 27.23 secs
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COMPLETED HEAT 1

Top 3
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1. Sam Perry, New Zealand - 24.23 secs
2. Ekirikubinza Tibatemwa, Uganda - 27.17 secs
3. Dillon Gooding, St. Vincent & the Grenadines - 27.93 secs
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We're just about set to go... here's who we have in HEAT 1

ishmael Koroma - Sierra Leone
Ben Dillon - Saint Helena
Ashley Seeto - Papua New Guinea
Ekirikubinza Tibatemwa - Uganda
Dillon Gooding - St. Vincent & the Grenadines
Alexander Cyrus - St. Vincent & the Grenadines
Finau Ohuafi - Tonga
Sam Perry - New Zealand

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We will have 7 Heats in all for the Men's 50m Butterfly. 

At the conclusion of the seventh, the toppers from each Heat along with the best third place finishers will go into the semis
LIVE CHAT online