Asian Games: Indian Swimmers Disappoint at Incheon

Saurabh Sangvekar (5th), Aaron D'Souza (4th) and Prathapan Nair (7th) fail to qualify for finals of Men's 200m Freestyle, Men's 200m Butterfly and Men's 100m Backstroke respectively.

Updated: September 21, 2014 15:14 IST
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Incheon, South Korea: Indian swimmers cut a sorry figure in the 17th Asian Games, failing to qualify for the finals of the three events in which they participated at Incheon on Sunday. (Day 2 Live | Schedule | Medal Tally)

The Indians participated in three events on the opening day of the swimming competitions at the Munhak Park Tae-hwan Aquatics Center at Incheon. (Day 1 Wrap)

Saurabh Sangvekar ended fifth in the men's 200m freestyle heat with a timing of 1:53.33. In the men's 100m backstroke heats, Madhu Nair clocked 57.81 to finish seventh. In men's 200m butterfly event, Agnel Dsouza finished a creditable fourth with a timing of 2:04.74. (India blank Nepal in Men's Tennis, Reach Quarters)

He has made the reserves list for the final but is unlikely to make the cut. (Korean schoolboy outguns former Olympic champion)

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