Sandeep Sajwal won a bronze for India in swimming © Getty Images
Sandeep Sajwal won a bronze for India in swimming © Getty Images

Incheon: Sep 26, 2014

Indian swimmer Sandeep Sejwal won the bronze medal in the men’s 50metre breast-stroke in the 17th Asian Games at the Munhak Park Tae-hwan Aquatics Center on Friday. Sejwal clocked 28.26 seconds to win India’s maiden swimming medal from the Icheon Games. The gold went to Kazakh swimmer Dmitriy Balandin (27.78 secs) while Japan’s Yasuhiro Koseki (27.89 secs) took the silver.

The 17th Asian Games, which will be held from September 19th  to October 4th2014 will be held in Incheon, South Korea, which will host an event for the second time in the 21stcentury after Busan played hosts in 2002. The official slogan of the games will be ‘diversity shines here’. Overall, there will be 49 venues and 48 training facilities across the city of Incheon. The administrators have built 10 new stadiums and country have spend around USD 1.6 Billion.

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