Rio Paralympics 2016: Swimmer Suyash Jadhav fails to qualify for 200m individual medley's final
Indian swimmer Suyash Jadhav failed to qualify for the final round of the men's 200 metre Individual Medley competition at the Rio Paralympics at Rio de Janerio on Tuesday.
Rio de Janeiro: Indian swimmer Suyash Jadhav failed to qualify for the final round of the men's 200 metre Individual Medley competition at the Rio Paralympics at Rio de Janerio on Tuesday.
Jadhav was below par at Heat 2 on the Olympic Aquatic stadium, which harmed his chances of advancing to the final round.
Jadhav participated in the second heat alongside five other swimmers.
Jadhav trailed from the start and finished his heat sixth among as many swimmers with a time of 3 minute 1.05 seconds.
The 22-year-old Maharashtrian was 10th in the overall standings among 12 swimmers.
The best eight athletes progressed to the final round with Colombian Carlos Serrano securing the top qualifying spot with a time of 2:40.58, followed by American Rudy Garcia-Tolson (2:43.26) and Ukrainian Levgenii Bogodaiko (2:44.89)
The Tokyo Olympics, which are to open in just over six weeks amid a pandemic, are going to be the “no cheers" Olympics with testing and vaccinations taking priority over fun and games.
The two centres will use the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for athletes who have been unable to get vaccinated in their home countries, said the IOC, adding that it was ready to help with travel costs when necessary.
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