Sajan was ranked 24th overall in the heats when 16 players advanced to the semis with the best time in five heats to qualify for the semi – finals. No one who competed in Sajan’s Heathouse has qualified for the semis.
Sajan was relegated to fourth at the last minute in the heat. There was only a 13 millisecond difference between the third-placed Irishman, Highland, and Sajan. The best time was of Hungarian Christoph Milak, who competed in the first heat of the match (1:53:58).
The athlete, who was eliminated from the 200m butterfly, now competes in the 100m in the same event. The 100m butterfly will be held on the 29th.
Earlier, Sajan Prakash became the first Indian swimmer to qualify for the Olympics. Sajan Prakash qualified for the championship in Rome. Sajan qualified for the Olympics by qualifying for the A category. In swimming, Sajan’s best time is one minute 56.38 seconds.
Meanwhile, Sajan is India’s last hope in swimming. Sreehari Natarajan and Mana Patel, who represented India in yesterday’s matches, were out of the heat. In the Heat, Sreehari finished fifth with a disappointing performance. Meanwhile, Mana Patel, who unexpectedly qualified for the Games, finished second in the Heat House but fell behind in time.
Nine Malayalees have been included in the Indian team that bought tickets for the Tokyo Olympics. M Sreesankar in the long jump, KT Irfan in the 20 km walk, MP Jabir in the 400 m hurdles, Mohammad Anas and Noah Nirmal Tom in the 4 X 400 m relay team and Alex Antony in the 4 X 400 m mixed relay are the Malayalee athletes competing in the Tokyo Olympics. In addition, Indian hockey player P.R. Sreejesh is also in the group.