Sajan Prakash, Srihari Nataraj to spearhead Indian swimming campaign in CWG | More sports News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The star duo of Sajan Prakash and Srihari Nataraj will lead a four-member Indian swimming group on the Birmingham Commonwealth Games subsequent month.
Apart from Prakash and Nataraj, fast-rising Delhi swimmer Kushagra Rawat and Madhya Pradesh’s Advait Page might be making their debuts on the quadrennial occasion, slated to be held from July 28 to August 8 in Birmingham, UK.
The Swimming Federation of India (SFI) had secured 4 quota locations for the 2022 CWG and the nationwide physique had introduced that swimmers who obtain the sixth place time of their respective occasions from the 2018 Gold Coast CWG could be thought-about for the quota slots on this version.
“In the qualification period of one year Srihari, Sajan, Advait and Kushagra have clocked the sixth position time from the previous CWG. That is the cut off standard SFI had set,” SFI Secretary General Monal Chokshi advised PTI.
The seasoned Prakash might be in quest of a maiden medal for India within the 200m butterfly occasion, for which he achieved the sixth place time.
Additionally, he’ll compete within the 50m and 100m butterfly occasions in what might be his his third CWG marketing campaign.
Nataraj, however, will compete within the 50m, 100m and 200m backstroke occasions. It would be the Bengaluru swimmer’s first large ticket occasion after the Tokyo Olympics because the 21-year-old gave the continuing World Championships in Budapest a miss.
Kushagra and Advait have certified for the 1500m freestyle occasion. The former may even be taking part within the 200m and 400m freestyle.
The swimming occasions are scheduled to be held from July 29 to August 3.
India are but to win a medal in able-bodied swimming on the Commonwealth Games.
Para swimmer Prasanta Karmakar’s 50m freestyle bronze on the 2010 version in New Delhi stays India’s solely CWG medal within the sport.

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