Srihari Nataraj breaks National Record in 200m backstroke at Commonwealth Games 2022

Srihari Nataraj broke his own national record in the 200m backstroke heats at the Commonwealth Games 2022 on Tuesday.

Srihari Nataraj of India in action.

Srihari Nataraj of India in action. | Photo Credit: AP

Srihari Nataraj broke his own national record in the 200m backstroke heats at the Commonwealth Games 2022 on Tuesday.

Srihari Nataraj broke his own national record in the 200m backstroke heats at the Commonwealth Games 2022 on Tuesday.

His previous national record for the event was 02:01.70 in 2019. He broke his record by almost a second as clocking 2:00.84 finishing ninth in the heats and qualifying as a reserve.

The national record holder missed a medal chance in the 50m backstroke final by 25.23 seconds.

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