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Indian swimmer Jadhav Suyash Narayan starts Paralympic competition in pool today

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Swimmers warming up in the pool in Rio. Image credit: Laura Hale.

In about a half hour, Indian swimmer Jadhav Suyash Narayan starts his swimming program in Rio with the men’s S7 50m freestyle heat.


Suyash Narayan’s heat includes seven swimmers including Great Britain’s Michael Jones, Germany’s Tobias Pollap,  Aruba’s Jesus David de Marchena Acevedo, Australia’s Matthew Levy, Brazil’s Italo Pereira and Colombia’s Carlos Serrano Zarate.  Suyash Narayan had the second slowest qualifying time for the event at 32.64 seconds.

The 22-year-old from Pune took up swimming when he was a 3-year-old, supported by is father who was a national level swimmer in India.  He made his international début for India in 2015 at the World Games in Sochi, Russia.    He is coached by Prasanta Karmakar.

Suyash Narayan has two other events on his Paralympic program in Rio, including the men’s 50m butterfly and the men’s S7 200m individual medley.



Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2569 Articles)
Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees. She has a PhD in Communications from the University of Canberra.

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