Sajan Prakash scripted history in Rome as he became the first-ever Indian swimmer to make the ‘A’ cut for the Olympics. Sajan made the cut for Tokyo Olympics at the Sette Colli Trophy in Rome. He clocked 1:56.38 in the 200m butterfly event, 0.1ms quicker than the Olympics qualification mark.
Sajan Prakash, the national record holder since 2018
Sajan had scripted a new national record in the 200m butterfly at the Belgrade Trophy swimming championships as he clocked in 1:56.96s. A week later, he rewrote the national record qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics bettering the record. He has been the national record holder in the event since 2018.
Sajan is one of the leading Indian swimmers and was the first Indian swimmer to reach the final in Asian Games after 32 years when he achieved the feat in 2018 in Jakarta. He also won a silver medal in 100m butterfly at the 2018 Asian Indoor Games.
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