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Paralympian Sharath Gayakwad finishes 7th in World Championships

Press Trust of India
Aug 16, 2013 at 02:33pm IST

New Delhi: Paralympic swimmer Sharath Gayakwad has finished seventh in the 100m breastroke finals at the IPC World Swimming Championships in Montreal, Canada.

Sharath, sporting the Speedo Fastskin 3 Racing System, clocked a time of 1:18.81 minutes at the event. "Though this was not my best performance, I am happy with the fact that in spite of being tired I was able to hold my pace, perform well and finish better," Gaekwad said.

At the event, World Record holder, Ukranian Andriy Kalyna won the gold medal after clocking a speed of 1:07.05 minutes. Austrian Andreas Onea won silver and Krzysztof Paterka from Poland settled for the bronze. Their timings were 1:12.99 minutes and 1:14.56 minutes respectively.

Paralympian Sharath Gayakwad finishes 7th in World Championships

Paralympic swimmer Sharath Gayakwad has finished seventh in the 100m breastroke finals at the IPC World Swimming Championships in Montreal.

Gaekwad will be next seen in the 100m butterfly. "I will give it my all and hope my performance takes me to the finals and I win a medal at the event," he said.

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