Indian Swimmer Sajan Prakash created history at the Sette Colli Trophy in Rome. He finished with a final time of 1:56:38 in the men’s 200m butterfly event. The Olympics qualification mark for this category is 1:56:48. He shoved his way into the tournament by a narrow margin of 10 milliseconds.
The Swimming Fraternity from all around the globe has witnessed many turning events in the past few days. After Alice Dearing becoming the first black woman swimmer to represent Britain at the Olympics, Sajan Prakash is the next big news that has come up.
On 8 February 2015, he set a record by winning 6 gold and 3 silver medals at the 2015 National Games in Kerala, becoming the best athlete of the Indian National Games, held in Trivandrum, Kerala. He competed in the 200-meter butterfly event at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
Recent achievement of Sajan Prakash comes just six days after he won gold in the men’s 200 m Butterfly at the FINA-accredited Swimming Olympics Qualifying competition, the Belgrade Trophy competition.
The 27-year-old Kerala swimmer scored in Serbia at 1:56:96 on the rest of the competition.