Sajan Prakash becomes India's first swimmer to make Olympic A cut

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Indian swimmer Sajan Prakash (Image tweeted by @ANI)
Indian swimmer Sajan Prakash (Image tweeted by @ANI)

New Delhi : Sajan Prakash on Saturday wrote history as he became India’s first-ever swimmer to breach the Olympic qualification time. He completed men’s 200m butterfly event in 1:56:38 seconds at the Sette Colli Trophy in Rome, Italy.

The 27-year-old, who represented India in the 2016 Rio Olympics, made the Tokyo Games ‘A’ standard, set at 1:56.48 seconds, by 0.1 seconds.

He has been improving in butterfly type swimming continuously by every passing day. Last week, in the Belgrade Trophy swimming competition he had clocked 1:56.96 seconds to miss the elusive ‘A’ qualification mark.