Indian contingent at the 17th Asian Games © Getty Images
Indian contingent at the 17th Asian Games © Getty Images

Incheon: Sep 21, 2014

Indian swimmers failed to qualify for the finals in their respective categories at the Asian Games held at the Munhak Park Tae-hwan Aquatics Center here Sunday.

Saurabh Sangvekar failed to qualify for the men’s 200 metre freestyle final, finishing fifth in Heat 4 with a timing of one minute and 53 seconds. Japan’s Hagino Kosuke won gold, clocking one minute 45 seconds.

In the men’s 200m butterfly event Heat 1, Agnel Dsouza narrowly missed qualification to finish fourth with a timing of two minutes and four seconds. Japan’s Seto Daiya won gold with one minute 54 seconds.

In the men’s 100m backstroke Heat 3, Madhu Nair clocked 57.81 seconds to finish seventh among eight participants. Japan’s Irie Ryosuke clinched gold with a timing of 52.34 seconds.

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