High Indian swimmer Srihari Natarajan gained the gold medal however narrowly missed the elusive Olympic ‘A’ qualification time within the 100m backstroke occasion on the Uzbekistan Open Championship right here on Thursday.
The-20-year-old, who had achieved the ‘B’ Normal time for the Tokyo Video games on the FINA Junior World Championships in 2019, clocked his private better of 54.10s within the heats earlier than bettering it to 54.07s within the last occasion to win gold.
The Olympics ‘A’ lower for 100m backstroke occasion for males is 53.85s, thus lacking the mark by simply 0.22s.
Whereas a B-mark means the swimmer will obtain an invite to the occasion if the full obtainable quota locations will not be crammed an A typical ensures an automated berth to line up on the Summer season Video games.
No Indian has until date achieved the A typical.
Maana Patel clocked 1:04.47s within the girls’s 100m backstroke occasion to take dwelling the gold forward of compatriot Suvana Baskar, who settled for the silver with a timing of 1:06.17s.
Sajan Prakash bagged his third gold of the match within the 400m males’s freestyle occasion because the Kerala swimmer clocked 3:56.03s.
Shivani Kataria took dwelling the yellow steel within the girls’s 400m freestyle.
Chandigarh swimmer Chahat Arora took dwelling the gold within the girls’s 100m breaststroke occasion whereas Likhit SP and Dhanush S grabbed silver and bronze respectively within the males’s occasion.