Sajan Prakash finished a creditable fifth in the men’s 200m butterfly at the 18th Asian Games taking place in Indonesia. Prakash made a historic swimming final for India after 32 years but is not able to share the news with his family which is stuck in Kerala floods.
Starting in lane 3, Prakash clocked 1:57.75 seconds to set a national record in the 200m butterfly final with Japan’s Seto Daiya winning it comfortably with a timing of 1:54.53 seconds. Prakash had qualified as third fastest swimmer in the heats.
Speaking to Times of India after setting national record, Prakash said, “I still have no clue as to where they are and how they are. All I know is that they are being taken to some safe place. I pray for their safety.”
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