Bangalore: Ace Paralympic swimmer Sharath Gayakwad finished 14th in the 50m Freestyle finals at the IPC World Swimming Championships in Montreal, Canada. Sharath, who was seen sporting the Speedo Fastskin 3 Racing System, clocked 30.02 seconds at the event held on last day of the week-long Championships.
At the event, Russian Denis Tarasov created a World Record by clocking 25.81 seconds and winning the gold medal. Fellow Russian swimmer, Konstantin Lisenkov, with a timing of 26.71 seconds won a silver and French swimmer Charles Rozoy settled for a bronze clocking 27.72 seconds.
Speedo's star athlete Sharath, who was also India's sole representative at the Swimming World Championships organised by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), had participated in 200m Individual Medley, 100m Breastsroke, 100m Butterfly and 50m Freestyle competitions.
He began his campaign at Montreal with the 200m Individual Medley clocking 2:03.79 minutes, which earned him the 10th position. At his second event, the 100m Breastsroke, Sharath finished 7th with a timing of 1:18.81 minutes. Having missed the 100m Butterfly, he returned on the last day of the Championships, finishing 14th at the 50m Freestyle. Sharath is set to return to Bangalore on Tuesday.