FINA World Junior: Srihari finishes sixth in final, national record again

The 18-year-old from Bengaluru clocked 25.50s in the final; Czech Republic’s Jan Cejka won the gold with 25.08s.

Srihari Nataraj finished sixth in the final at the FINA World junior swimming championships.   -  FILE PHOTO/ SUDHAKARA JAIN

Bettering his 50m backstroke senior national record for the third time in two days, Srihari Nataraj finished sixth in the final at the FINA World junior swimming championships in Budapest, Hungary, on Friday.

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The 18-year-old from Bengaluru clocked 25.50s in the final. Srihari, who came to Budapest with a personal best of 25.83s, clocked 25.63 in the heats and 25.52 in the semifinal on Thursday.

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Czech Republic’s Jan Cejka won the gold with 25.08s.