A day after the elusive A-cut for the Olympics, swimmer Sajan Prakash continued his purple patch by setting a new national record in the 200m freestyle race at the Sette Colli Trophy in Rome, Italy on Sunday.
Prakash scored 1: 49.73 seconds in the matches of the FINA-accredited Olympic qualifier, improving the previous national assessment of the bronze medalist of the 2010 Asian Games Virhaval Kade by 1: 49.86 seconds.
Recently, Prakash was a record. This is his third national brand this month.
On Saturday, he made history by becoming the first Indian swimmer of his kind to break the Olympic Qualifying Time (OQT), achieving a record 1:56:38 seconds in the men’s 200m butterfly.
With the historic sprint, Prakas rewrote his own national record of 1: 56.96 seconds, which he had set last week at the Belgrade Trophy swimming competition.