World Junior Swimming: Apeksha Fernandes becomes first Indian woman to reach final

New Delhi. Apeksha Fernandes has become the first Indian female player to reach the finals of the World Junior Swimming Championships. She finished eighth in the final of the women’s 200m butterfly event in Lima, Peru.
The 17-year-old Indian swimmer clocked 2:19.14 seconds in the final on Wednesday to finish last among eight swimmers.

Apeksha Fernandes earlier improved her own ‘best Indian time’ in qualifying with a timing of 2:18.18 seconds to make it to the final. She has become the first Indian woman to reach the final of a world competition.

His previous best was 2:18.39sec, which he had set in June, but is still awaiting recognition from the Swimming Federation of India.

A time in swimming is considered a national record only if it is achieved at the National Swimming Championships. The time taken in other competitions is called ‘Best Indian Time’.

Meanwhile, in the men’s 200m freestyle event, India’s Vedant Madhavan was disqualified for a wrong start while Sambhav Rama Rao failed to qualify for the final. He clocked one minute 55.71 seconds and was ranked 27th.

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FIRST PUBLISHED : September 01, 2022, 16:00 IST

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