Asiad 2018: Srihari Nataraj now qualifies for men's 200 metre backstroke final

New Delhi, Aug 23, News24 Bureau: So one more medal is assured in swimming for India. Talented Indian swimmer Srihari Nataraj has advanced to the finals of the men's 200 metre backstroke competition of the 18th Asian Games here on Thursday.Nataraj secured the third place in Heat-1 after clocking 2.02.97 minutes and was placed seventh in the final list.Advait Page, another Indian in the fray, could not make it to the finals after he clocked 2.06.85 minutes to be placed fifth in the Heat-2 and 12th overall.Finals of the exciting swimming competition will be held later on Thursday.45 nations of Olympic Council of Asia, including India, Pakistan, China, Bangladesh, Iran, Iraq, Nepal, and Japan, are participating in the event that is being hosted by Indonesia. The Asian Games is organised by the Olympic Council of Asia and held at an interval of four years.This year's game will also include non-physical events like esports, or competitive video games.

With Agencies