Indian swimmers Sajan and Srihari finish 5th, 7th

Sajan Prakash and Srihari Nataraj finished a creditable fifth and seventh in the men’s 200m butterfly and 100m backstroke events respectively.

Sajan Prakash finished a creditable fifth in the men’s 200m butterfly event at the Asian Games (file photo).   -  A.M. Faruqui

Indian swimmers Sajan Prakash and Srihari Nataraj finished a creditable fifth and seventh in the men’s 200m butterfly and 100m backstroke events respectively at the 18th Asian Games here on Sunday.

Starting in lane 3, Prakash clocked 1:57.75 seconds in 200m butterfly final with Japan’s Seto Daiya winning it comfortably with a timing of 1:54.53 seconds. Prakash had qualified as third fastest swimmer in the heats.

In the 100m backstroke event, Nataraj clocked 56.19 seconds. His qualification time of 55.86 was the slowest among the eight finalists.

Earlier in the day, Saurabh Sangvekar had crashed out of the 200m freestyle event, clocking 1:54.87 seconds.