In the sixth edition of our Tokyo 2021 Summer Games series; today we are talking about Sajan Prakash, the Indian swimmer. The Tokyo Olympics are the thirtieth second edition of the Summer Olympics and Paralympics, originally scheduled for 2020, but the Corona global pandemic almost postponed it by a year. The scheduled release is scheduled for July 23 – August 8. Here are a few things about Sajan Prakash that you may not know about him:
Born & family
About Sajan Prakash’s career
Sajan Prakash chose Swimming early in his life and joined the Neyveli Lignite City Swimming Club at Neyveli, the town where he studied. Prakash would get a decisive break in national fame in 2015 when he would win 6 gold and 3 silver medals at the National Games 2015 been on Kerala to be it the game’s best athlete. A year later, Sajan Prakash was the only male swimmer to participate in the Olympics in Rio.
The swimmer would not have a good excursion on Rio 2016 Summer Olympics. A year later, Sajan finished at the second pedal on the podium in the 100m butterfly at the 2017 Asian Indoor Games; the event was held in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. A year later was the year for Asian games and Commonwealth Games which he would attend but would not win medals at these two mega events.
Sajan Prakash was unable to collect any medals Olympics in Rio but five years later, at the Sette Colli Trophy in Rome in 2021, he became the first Indian swimmer ever to clear the ‘A’ standard for the FINA “A” Olympic qualifying time, as he would finish with a time of 1: 56.38 in the 200m butterfly event , thus an Indian national record. With this, Sajan Prakash qualified for the Tokyo 2021 Summer Games, the first male swimmer to qualify for this edition of the Olympic Games. His coach is S Pradeep Kumar, Dronacharya Awardee swimming coach, while he is managed by Baseline Venturesand supported by the GoSports Foundation. This was a brief description of Sajan Prakash’s sporting career.
About Sajan Prakash’s Wins & Honors
Widely known as one of the prospects for Indian medal dreams at the Tokyo Olympics, here are a few awards Sajan Prakash added to his profile:
In 2015, Sajan Prakash with 6 gold medals and 3 silver medals became the best athlete at the 35th national games.
In 2016, Sajan Prakash became the only Indian male swimmer to qualify for the Olympics in Rio.
Sajan Prakash so far has 10 national, 3 South Asian and 1 Asian records.
4. In 2018, he became the first Indian swimmer to qualify for the finals of the Asian Games in the 200m butterfly in 32 years.
5. He In 2021, Sajan Prakash became the first Indian swimmer to clear the FINA “A” standard for the Olympic qualifying time.
6. In 2021, Sajan Prakash became the first Indian swimmer to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics.
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