Srihari Nataraj qualifies for men's 200 metre backstroke final

Nataraj secured the third place in Heat-1 after clocking 2.02.97 minutes and was placed seventh in the final list.

Nataraj also went on to set a new national record with this result. (File Photo)   -  V. Sreenivasa Murthy

Indian swimmer Srihari Nataraj advanced to the finals of the men’s 200-metre backstroke competition of the 18th Asian Games, here, on Thursday.

Nataraj secured the third place in Heat-1 after clocking 2.02.97 minutes and was placed seventh in the final list. He also went on to set a new national record with this result.

Advait Page, another Indian in the fray, could not make it to the finals after he clocked 2.06.85 minutes to be placed fifth in the Heat-2 and 12th overall. Finals of the competition will be held, later, on Thursday.