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Danish Open swimming: Sajan Prakash wins gold, Vedaant Madhavan bags silver

  • Integrity Education, Delhi
  • 18, Apr 2022
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Top Indian swimmer Sajan Prakash won the men's 200m butterfly gold and Vedaant Madhavan bagged silver medal in the men's 1500m freestyle event at the Danish Open swimming meet in Copenhagen, Denmark.  

Competing in his first international meet this year, Prakash stopped the clock at 1.59.27 to stand atop the podium. Earlier, the swimmer from Kerala, had clocked 2.03.67 in the heats to qualify for the 'A' final. However, his performance was not even close to the 28-year-old's personal best timing of 1:56:38 that came last year in Rome, when Prakash become the first Indian swimmer to breach the Olympic 'A' standard time.

16-year-old, Vedaant Madhavan, who is the son of actor R Madhavan clocked 15.57.86 to finish second in the 10-swimmer final. He had won a bronze medal at the Latvia Open in March 2021, had also impressed at the Junior National Aquatic Championships last year, bagging seven medals -- four silver and three bronzes.

Sources : News on Air