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Asian Games 2014: Indian swimmers fail to qualify for finals

Modified 23 Sep 2014, 18:43 IST
Sun Yang of China celebrates his victory

Incheon, Sep 23 (IANS) Indian men failed to qualify for the finals of two Asian Games swimming events they participated in at the Munhak Park Tae-hwan Aquatics Center here Tuesday.

Sajan Prakash and Saurabh Sangvekar finished fourth and seventh respectively in their men's 400-metre freestyle heats, while Anshul Kothari was sixth in the 50-metre freestyle heat.

Sajan clocked three minutes and 59.27 seconds, 7.03 seconds behind Japan's Kosuke Hagino, who qualified first from the heat. Hagino clocked three minutes and 52.24 seconds to take the top spot.

In the other heat, Sangvekar also failed to qualify for the finals after finishing seventh behind China's Yang Sun, trailing by 8.49 seconds.

Sangvekar clocked three minutes and 59.66 seconds, way behind Yang Sun's time of three minutes and 51.17 seconds.

In the 50m freestyle heat, Kothari came in sixth with a time of 23.94 seconds. Japan's Kenta Ito took the top qualifying spot, clocking 22.64 seconds.

Published 23 Sep 2014, 18:40 IST
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