Indian swimmers win medals but miss Olympic berth

Updated: 06 July 2011 16:01 IST

Indians Virdhawal Khade and Sandeep Sejwal won gold medals at the 7th Singapore Open Swimming Championships, a qualifying event for the 2012 London Games, but failed to book Olympic berths.

New Delhi:

Indians Virdhawal Khade and Sandeep Sejwal won gold medals at the 7th Singapore Open Swimming Championships, a qualifying event for the 2012 London Games, but failed to book Olympic berths.

According in information received here, Khade won two gold and three bronze medals while Sejwal brought home two golds and a silver from the tournament that took place last week.

Khade won the gold in the 50m and 100m freestyle events clocking 23.21 and 51.08 seconds.

Khade added three bronzes in the 200m freestyle (1:52.54), 100m butterfly (55.37) and in the 400m freestyle relay.

Sejwal was impressive as he made podium finishes in all the events in which he took part.

The 22-year-old from Delhi won the gold in his pet event, 50m breaststroke, with a timing of 29.10 seconds, and in the 100m breaststroke where he clocked 1:03.72.

He ended his winning streak in Singapore with a silver in the 200m breastroke (2:17.50).

The two swimmers still have a chance of making it to London as more qualifying rounds are scheduled this year.

Topics : Olympics 2012 Swimming
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