Indian swimming ace Sajan Prakash wants to improve his personal best ahead of Commonwealth and Asian Games

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With the 2022 Commonwealth Games and the Asian Games in his sight, star Indian swimmer Sajan Prakash says he is aiming to improve his personal best before representing the country at the events.

Prakash, the multi-time National Games and South Asian Games champion who participated at the 2016 Rio and 2020 Tokyo Olympics, made a stunning start to this international season by bagging a 200m butterfly gold at Danish Open last week.

The 28-year-old Keralite swimmer has a personal best of 1:56.48 in the category, and ahead of a busy 2022 which includes the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, followed by the Asian Games in Hangzhou, he wants to cut down his personal best by one second.

“I’m picking the important meets this year. I will try to peak for the big events which are the CWG and Asian Games. I’ll be tapering for those two events. I’ll take all other meets also seriously. However, main target is CWG Asian,” Sajan said in an interview with PTI, “We have some competitions coming up this month. They are preparation meets. The aim is to slowly try and peak towards the Commonwealth Games and Asian Games. I am going to train so that I’m able to peak in both the events.”

“Being on the podium is the target for both the events and I need to cut down on 1 sec in the 200m butterfly,” the swimnmer went on,“Asian are really tough. But it depends on the events as well. In my event the Chinese, Japanese and Chinese Taipei swimmers are getting much faster. 200 butterfly is going to be faster than any other Asian Games. At the Commonwealth Games, Australia, South Africa, Great Britain are there,” Sajan added.

Highlights:

  • Indian swimmer Sajan Prakash wants to improve on his personal best ahead of the upcoming Commonwealth and Asian Games
  • The two-time Olympian clinched gold in the 200m butterfly event at the Danish Open with a personal best of 1:56.48 in the event

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