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Asian Games 2018: India fail to qualify for swimming individual finals but qualify for relay final

By Pti
Indias Sandeep Sejwal finished tenth in qualifying standings

Jakarta, August 22: Indian swimmers Sandeep Sejwal, Sajan Prakash and Avinash Mani topped their respective heats but still failed to qualify for the finals in individual events, while the relay team progressed to the final of the Asian Games 2018 in Jakarta on Wednesday (August 22).

Sejwal finished first in his heat with a timing of 62.07 but could not make the final of the men's 100m breaststroke despite his impressive outing at the GBK Aquatic Center.

Before that, Sajan Prakash won his heat with a timing of 54.04 in men's 100m butterfly, while Avinash Mani beat Saudi Arabia's Bu Arish in their two-man unseeded heat. Mani had a timing of 56.98. Both the Indian swimmers failed to qualify for the finals.

Earlier, Sajan had surged ahead of the pack to top Heat 2, while Mani topped Heat 1.

In the men's 4 x 100m freestyle relay, the Indian team of Sajan Prakash, Virdhawal Khade, Anshul Kothari, Aaron Dsouza finished top of Heat 1 by clocking 3:25.17 and advanced for the final by finishing eighth in qualifying standings.

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Story first published: Wednesday, August 22, 2018, 10:48 [IST]
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