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CWG: Prasanta Karmakar wins bronze in swimming

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New Delhi, Oct 7: Indian Para-Swimmer Prasanta Karmakar on Wednesday, Oct 6 won a bronze medal in the 50m freestyle at the S P Mukherjee Swimming Complex here, becoming the first Indian ever to win a medal in aquatics in Commonwealth Games.

Starting the finals with the fourth fastest time, physically challenged Karmakar clocked the best of 27.48, setting a new national record.

Prasanta lagged behind by 2.15 seconds from first placed Australian, Matthew Cowdrey and 0.78 seconds short of second-placed Simon Miller of England.

Prasanta lost part of his right arm from childhood when a vehicle hit him on a bus window.

OneIndia News

Story first published: Thursday, October 7, 2010, 11:22 [IST]
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