Sajan Prakash on Saturday became the first-ever Indian swimmer to breach the ‘A’ Olympic qualification time by clocking 1:56:38 seconds in the men’s 200m butterfly event at the Sette Colli Trophy in Rome, Italy. The 27-year-old made the Tokyo Games ‘A’ standard, set at 1:56.48 seconds, by 0.10 seconds at the FINA-accredited Olympic qualifier.
With the historic sprint, Prakash also rewrote his own national record of 1:56.96s that he had set last week at the Belgrade Trophy swimming competition.
This will be Prakash’s second successive Olympics, having represented India in the 2016 Rio Games.Read ESPN
Sajan Prakash Makes History in Rome, Becomes First Indian Swimmer to Qualify for Tokyo 2020 Olympics | The National Bulletin