Srihari Nataraj, Neel Roy, Advait Page,Aryan Nehra, Tanish George Mathew, Khushi Dinesh, and Kenisha Gupta will participate in the FINA World Junior Swimming Championships 2019 in Budapest starting from 20th August 2019.
Srihari Nataraj created history by becoming the first Indian swimmer to break the 55 second barrier in the 100 m backstroke. Srihari who clocked India's best time of 55.18 in the heats clocked an amazing 54.68 in the Semi finals to make it to the finals. In the finals Srihari clocked 54.85 to finish seventh. It is a matter of great pride for India to have a finalist in the FINA Junior World Championships. Srihari earned the B cut for Tokyo 2020 and is within striking distance of an A cut time. The upcoming talent from Mumbai Kenisha Gupta clocked a wonderful time of 58.14 in the Womens 100m Freestle heats finishing 47th. Kenisha clocked a time better than the current National record of 58.71.
Srihari also made it to the finals of the 50 m backstroke clocking 00:25.50 the best time by an Indian. He also clocked 02:01.70 in the 200m backstroke again an Indian best time.
All swimmers performed very well.
Find below the performance of all Indian swimmers at the FINA World Junior Championships Budapest 2019
|Advait Page||800m Freestyle||08:05.94||12|
|Advait Page||1500m Freestyle||15:38.69||17|
|Aryan Nehra||400m Freestyle||04:05.07||43|
|Aryan Nehra||200m Freestyle||01:57.72||53|
|Kenisha Gupta||100m Freestyle||00:58.14||47|
|Kenisha Gupta||50m Butterfly||00:29.72||52|
|Kushi Dinesh||800m Freestyle||09:24.98||26|
|Kushi Dinesh||400m Freestyle||04:31.74||38|
|Neel Roy||100m Backstroke||00:57.76||38|
|Neel Roy||200m Freestyle||01:53.07||30|
|Neel Roy||50m Freestyle||00:23.66||34|
|Neel Roy||100m Freestyle||00:51.45||30|
|Neel Roy||50m Freestyle||00:23.66||32|
|Srihari Nataraj||100m Backstroke||00:54.85||7 (F)|
|Srihari Nataraj *||100m Backstroke||00:54.69||6 (SF)|
|Srihari Nataraj||100m Backstroke||00:55.18||8 (H)|
|Srihari Nataraj *||50m Backstroke||00:25.50||6 (F)|
|Srihari Nataraj||50m Backstroke||00:25.52||5 (SF)|
|Srihari Nataraj||50m Backstroke||00:25.63||5 (H)|
|Srihari Nataraj *||200m Backstroke||02:01.70||14|
|Srihari Nataraj||100m Freestyle||00:50.81||18|
|Tanish George Mathew||100m Butterfly||00:56.01||41|
|Tanish George Mathew||50m Butterfly||00:25.55||41|
|Tanish George Mathew||200m Butterfly||02:02.71||21|