Indian swimmer Sandeep Sejwal stormed into the final of the men's 50m breaststroke after finishing atop Heat 2 of the 17th Asian Games at the Munhak Park Tae-hwan Aquatics Center here Friday.
Sejwal finished with a time of 28.25 seconds, 0.33 ahead of China's Xiang Ma, who also qualified for the finals.
The 25-year-old Indian will start the finals, to be held later in the day, in the coveted lane 5. (Day 7 Updates)
Sejwal's qualifying time is the second fastest among the starters for the finals. Only Yasuhiro Koseki of Japan registered a faster time than the Indian, finishing his respective Heat in 27.92 seconds.
India is yet to win a medal in swimming at the Incheon Games.