Tokyo Olympics: Tokyo-bound swimmer Srihari Nataraj felicitated by Karnataka CM: Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Wednesday felicitated swimmer Srihari Nataraj alongside together with his mom.
The Chief Minister within the presence of Minister of Youth Empowerment and Sports activities, Dr Narayana Gowda and Further Chief Secretary to Authorities, Dr Shalini Rajneesh felicitated Nataraj alongside together with his mom and gave a cheque of Rs 10 lakhs to him. His coach Nihar Ameen was additionally honored within the operate. Nataraj had turn into the second Indian swimmer to qualify for Tokyo Olympics after his 53.77 seconds effort within the 100m Backstroke occasion in a time trial on the Settecolli Swim Meet right here in Rome was ratified, knowledgeable the Sports activities Authority of India (SAI).
The Olympic qualification time (A time) for the 100m Backstroke occasion was set at 53.85 seconds.
Earlier, Sajan Prakash grew to become the primary Indian swimmer to qualify for the upcoming Olympics as he clocked 1:56:38 in males’s 200m butterfly on the Sette Colli Trophy. The qualification cut-off was 1:56:48.
That is the very first time that two Indian swimmers have earned computerized qualification for the Olympics.
“@srihari3529 turns into the 2nd Indian #swimmer to qualify for #Tokyo2020 His timing of 53.77 in a males’s 100m backstroke time trial in Rome final week has been ratified. The qualification mark was 53.85. Many congratulations! #Cheer4India,” the SAI Media had tweeted.