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Sajan Prakash fails to qualify for 200m butterfly semi-finals after finishing 24th in heats

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedJul 26, 2021 16:21 IST

Sajan Prakash finishes 24th in 200m butterfly heats, fails to qualify for semi-finals.

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16:21 (IST)26 JUL 2021

Sajan Prakash finishes 24th

India's Sajan Prakash fails to qualify for the semi-finals in the 200m butterfly event after finishing 24th. 

However, Sajan Prakash will be in action tomorrow in the 100m butterfly event. His Olympic dreams are still alive but we have lost on one event. 

Although Sajan had a mediocre start, he did pull up a bit after the first 100m but it wasn't enough as he finished fourth in the heat. With record holders lined up in subsequent heats, the fourth place was always a dampner and in the end Sajan finished 24th. 

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These are the final rankings in men's 200m butterfly heats

Sajan Prakash finished in the 24th position

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Kristof Milak, the World Record holder in the 200m butterfly, expectedly dominates the Heat 5 and finishes on top in his heat. 

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Sajan Prakash all but almost fails to qualify

At the end of the fifth heat, Sajan Prakash is placed 17th. That almost puts an end to all semi-final hopes for the Indian in the 200m butterfly event. 

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Here are the split timings managed by Sajan Prakash

Sajan Prakash managed to climb up a place in the second 100m stretch of the Heat

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At the end of Heat 3, Sajan Prakash is in 11th place. The top-16 after all 5 Heats will go to the semi-finals. 

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Sajan Prakash finishes Heat 2 in fourth place

Swimming in Lane 4, India's Sajan Prakash had a reaction time of 0.70s. Republic of Moldova's Alexei Sancov had the best reaction time of 0.60s. 

At the end of 50m, Sajan Prakash clocked 26.27s and was fifth, clocked 55.84 after 100m, bettered one place at the 150m mark to move up to fourth with a time of 1:26.26 and finished the race fourth with a time of 1:57.22.

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Here are the timings from Heat 2

India's Sajan Prakash finished in fourth place

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India's Sajan Prakash finishes fourth with a time of 1:57.22

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Normay's Tomoe Hvas tops the Heat 2 with a time of 1:56.30. 

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After 150m, Singapore's Quah holds the lead. Sajan Prakash no where near the leaders. 

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Singapore's Wen Quah leads the field after 100m. 

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Sajan Prakash trails the first three swimmers in the first 50m. 

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Sajan Prakash in Lane 4. 

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Time for Heat 2

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Sajan Prakash will be competing to create history. Can he make it to the semis? Let us know in the LIVE chat box.

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Ayman Kelzi of Syria tops the Heat 1 with a time of 1:59.57.  

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World Record and Olympic Record

The World Record is 1:50.73 in the name of Kristof Milak of Hungary and USA's Michael Phelps holds the Olympic Record with a time of 1:52.03. 

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The 200m butterfly men heats are underway. We will start with Heat 1. Sajan will swim in the next heat. 

15:44 (IST)26 JUL 2021

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Ariarne Titmus (Australia) pulled off a major upset by defeating defending champion Katie Ledecky (USA) in the 400m women’s freestyle final at the 2021 Olympics on Monday.

The Australian swimmer clocked an impressive 3:56.6 to win her maiden Olympic gold medal. Incidentally, Ariarne Titmus, nicknamed “The Terminator” is the only female swimmer to chase down Ledecky twice since 2013.

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Sajan Prakash will be in Heat 2

India's Sajan Prakash will be in Heat 2. There are 5 heats of eight swimmers each and the top-16 make it to the semi-finals. 

Sajan Prakash in Heat 2

15:28 (IST)26 JUL 2021

Asian Games medallist slams troll

Asian Games swimming medallist Virdhawal Khade stood up for his fellow swimmers as they were trolled on social media for not making it to the semi-finals in the ongoing Tokyo Olympics 2021. 

Khade, who himself is an accomplished swimmer, had his answers ready for a tweet from a troll. 

Read the link below to know more in detail. 

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Good afternoon and welcome to another exciting coverage in Olympics 2021 as Indian swimmer Sajan Prakash begins his campaign in Tokyo.

A lot will be expected from him as he is the last of the three Indian swimmers left in the Games. 

He will be in action in the 200m butterfly event. If Sajan wants to make it to the semifinal, he will have to finish in the top 16.

The race will start at 3:50 pm.
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