Commonwealth Games 2022 Indian Swimmer Sri Hari Natraj Qualifies For Semifinals Gymnast Yogeshwar Singh Fails

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Gymnast Yogeshwar Singh (left) and Indian swimmer Srihari Natraj (right)

Highlights

  • Indian swimmer Srihari Natraj raises medal hopes in swimming
  • Sajan Prakash was kept in the Reserved List
  • gymnast yogeshwar singh out

Commonwealth Games 2022: Good news for India came from swimming in the Birmingham Commonwealth Games on Sunday. Indian swimmer Srihari Natraj made it to the semi-finals of the 50m backstroke event. Apart from him, Sajan Prakash finished fourth in the men’s 200m butterfly with a timing of 1:58.99s and was placed in the reserve list. The best eight swimmers will advance to the finals of the men’s 200m butterfly event. On the other hand, gymnast Yogeshwar Singh is in despair.

Indian swimmer Srihari Nataraja qualified for the semi-finals of the men’s 50m backstroke event of the 22nd Commonwealth Games in Birmingham on Sunday with a timing of 25.52s. The 21-year-old Bengaluru-based swimmer finished second in his heat and eighth overall. His personal best in the men’s 50m backstroke event is 24.40 seconds, which he achieved during the 15th FINA World Swimming Championships in the United Arab Emirates last year. Natraj finished seventh in the 100m backstroke event.

disappointment in gymnastics

Indian gymnast Yogeshwar Singh finished 15th in the men’s all-round final of the artistic gymnastics event. The gymnast from Haryana, who has participated in the World Championship three times, scored an overall score of 74.700 in this event. England players won all three medals of this event. Jack Gerry won the gold medal with an aggregate score of 83.450, while James Hall (82.900) and Marios Georgiou (81.751) took silver and bronze respectively. Yogeshwar was the only Indian male gymnast to qualify for the all-round final. His teammates Saif Tamboli and Satyajit Mandal had missed out on qualifying for the finals by a narrow margin.

Jeremy made history

The biggest achievement for India on this day so far has been the name of Jeremy Lalrinnunga. He brought gold medal to the country in the 67 kg category of weightlifting. He won the fifth medal for India at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games by lifting a game record of 140 kg in the snatch round and 160 kg in the clean and jerk. Apart from this, he also created history by making a game record of 300 kg in total. So far, India has got all five medals (including two gold) in weightlifting only.

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