Sajan Prakash

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Sajan Prakash
Personal information
Full nameSajan Prakash
Nationality India
Born (1993-09-14) September 14, 1993 (age 25)
Idukki, Kerala, India
Height5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight154 lb (70 kg)
Sport
SportSwimming
StrokesFreestyle, Butterfly
ClubBasavanagudi Aquatic Centre

Sajan Prakash (born 14 September 1993) is an Indian swimmer. He competed in the men's Freestyle, butterfly and relay events at the 2015 National Games in Kerala. He created history on 8 February 2015 by winning 6 gold and 3 Silver medals and became the best athlete of the Indian National Games, held at Trivandrum, Kerala. He also represented India at the 2016 Rio Olympic games in 200 Meter butterfly. [1][2]

Career[edit]

Rio Olympics - 2016

Holds most number of National Records in Long Course and Short Course Swimming

Holds 3 South Asian Records

Holds Asian Record in 800 Meter Free Style

35th India National Games, Kerala 2015[3]

  • 100 Meter Butterfly - Gold
  • 200 Meter Butterfly - Gold
  • 200 Meter Free Style - Silver
  • 400 Meter Free Style - Gold
  • 800 Meter Free Style - Gold
  • 1500 Meter Free Style - Gold
  • 4x100 Meter Relay Free Style - Gold
  • 4x100 Meter Relay Medley - Silver

Asian Age Group, Bangkok 2015

  • 1 Gold, 4 Silver & 2 Bronze

Asian Indoor Games, Ashgabat 2017[4]

  • 100 Meter Butterfly - Silver

Asian Age Group, Tashkent 2017

  • 1 Gold, 2 Silver & 3 Bronze

Commonwealth Games- 2014, Glasgow, Scotland

  • 100 Meter Butterfly - Fails to qualify for Semi Final

Asian Games- 2014, Incheon, South Korea

  • 400 Meter Free Style - 9th Position

Personal life[edit]

Sajan Prakash hails from Idukki district of Kerala. He was raised in Neyveli, Cuddalore district, Tamil Nadu. His mother V.J.Shantymol is also a former athlete and has represented India in several national and international events. He started training at the Neyveli Lignite City Swimming Club, Neyveli, Tamil Nadu. He did his schooling in St. Paul's Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Jawahar Higher Secondary School, Neyveli, Tamil Nadu. He completed his graduation in computer applications from Annamalai University, Chidambaram.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Amitabha Das Sharma (2014-11-13). "Sajan Prakash creates new national record". Thehindu.com. Retrieved 2015-06-01.
  2. ^ "21-year-old Sajan Prakash sets new record at 5 swimming events, bags 5 medals at National Games:IBNLive Videos". Ibnlive.in.com. Retrieved 2015-06-01.
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  5. ^https://web.archive.org/web/20150212083113/http://www.cinetrooth.com/2015/02/sajan-prakash-swimmer-profile-biography.html. Archived from the original on February 12, 2015. Retrieved February 12, 2015. Missing or empty |title= (help

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